Marie Antoinette as a rococo mermaid! ;)
Posts tagged mermaids.
My latest mermaid, an interpretation of Madame Pompadour! Rococo mermaid, anyone?
There should be more Ghibli stories starring mermaids, because the current count is zero.
Mishie the Floral Mermaid.
It has occurred to me that beautiful flowers do not live in the depths of the ocean. But neither do owlfish. However with the magic of color and imagination, Mishie the Mermaid brings them to life. ;”)
In celebration of our 50,000-strong community and our First Month Milestone, here’s an illustration I made for the JapanLover.Me team, Kaila (aka. The Rainbowholic), Chichi (aka. Little Miss Paintbrush) and myself!
It didn’t take too long before I made mermaid versions of ourselves, did it? I obviously found it hard to resist!
Which Disney Princess do you think inspired Seaweed? ;)
*Hint: she’s not a mermaid.
I think that if mermaids populated the world the way humans did, there would be so many different and beautiful “races” of mermaids in the sea!
Trivia: the purple mermaids of this series were the ones I drew first. I was still figuring out how to draw them. ;3
Broccoli Mermaids: They’re probably an eccentric bunch. ;P
Coincidentally, Disney’s working on a re-imagining of the Snow Queen. Wouldn’t that just make so much sense as a mermaid story? ;P
Yyyeahh, random idea for a mermaid (as bananas don’t grow under the sea). But that’s the power of magic and imagination! :3
Heart Mermaid by Mishie Del Rosario
Last December, I showed you guys my P4A Mermaids that I drew for the Project for Awesome! Now, you can see the rest of my mermaids! I’ll be sharing every mermaid as the days go by! ;)
*Insert “We Are the Daughters of Triton” tune here*
I have been a huge fan of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries since its beginnings last year! Finally, I’ve found the time to make some fanart for it! So I’ve blended my love for this series, its amazing actors and mermaids!
Merry Christmas Jane, Lizzie and Lydia! I hope this makes you happy despite all the drama at home. :)
So, I decided to contribute in the only confident way I knew how: my art. There was no specific concept that was given to us, only that we could make anything with our hands, so I decided to make some of my favorite things in the world: mermaid drawings.
Here are five close-up shots of some of them! Each single piece has it’s own central theme (some more evident than others, maybe).
I hope whoever adopts them will give them a nice, new home (and lots of swimming space)! :) Hope you like ‘em!
You can find out the process of how I made these by clicking HERE! :)
The Project For Awesome 2012 will be on December 17th! You can find out how to take part on their website: www.projectforawesome.com. DFTBA!
I’ve never made a WIP before, so this is exciting and makes me giddy—I won’t lie!
So if you’ve seen my Project For Awesome Mermaids, you might be wondering (maybe? hopefully?) what the process was to creating one of these ahem little mermaids.
Here, I’ll show you how I created Star. :)
Trivia: she’s the only one with a “hat!” :P
STEP ONE: Materials
I purchased this set of textured cardstock weeks ago without really knowing what I was going to use it for. I’m a sucker for pastel colors, so you can probably understand my impulse buy. And since these were big enough to fit four postcard-sized pieces, I decided it would be the perfect “canvas.”
STEP TWO: Thumbnail Sketch
It’s actually a pet-peeve of mine when I make dirty, hard-to-erase sketches on my work so I wanted to know exactly how I wanted things to look. I drew some smaller 2x3 sketches so I can make my final canvas as clean as possible. Star is the one on the bottom-right. :)
STEP THREE: Light Sketch
It’s time to translate my thumbnail sketch onto the cardstock. Since I’m working with colored material, I tried to choose colors that were nearest to it (to hide mistakes), but something that I would still be able to see—otherwise, it’d be useless.
STEP FOUR: Adding Solid Details
Using a colored pencil that was one shade darker, I went over my initial sketch with a solid line and added more details like the face, star details and lines in her hair.
STEP FIVE: Base Colors
At this point, I haven’t really decided what final colors I wanted to use on Star, so I put in blocks of light color to see which works. After I realized that I wanted her tail to be yellow/gold and her hair brown, I used the solid lines to guide me. I also already mentally noted where “the sun” would be so that I could peg down the shaded areas I’ll fill in with darker colors.
STEP SIX: Layering Shadows and Highlights
This pretty much leads to the final step: putting shadows and highlights. I had two/three darker shades of brown that I used to fill in her hair and to use as shadows for her tail as well. I even used one light shade of orange just to give it a tinge of, um, 3D-ness (even if she’s too obviously 2D).
My final touch to each of the mermaids is her blush—a dab of pink on her cheeks! :)
All done and ready to be part of your world! :P
I hope you enjoyed this! Feel free to use the ASK box for any more questions! :)