I wanted to continue the more fish like appearance for todays mermaid, as I’ve done for the previous two, so once again I used more colour to represent scales covering almost her entire body. I do think that the purple colour makes her look more magical, especially compared to the green and blue mermen who have a more natural fish look to them.
I thought I had posted this yesterday but obviously not! Anyway, heres day 19 of Mermay, which was inspired by a very recent life drawing session. With this merman, I also wanted to explore a more fish like appearance, and so I decided to have scales covering the entire body and to add fins under the arms and pointed ears.
Like yesterday, this mermaid is also part of a larger painting which I’m hoping to have finished by the end of this month. I used one of my life drawings to create the pose of the mermaid leaning on rock, and have used a few other poses to draw the other mermaids for this painting. I will be uploading another mermaid from this mermaid tomorrow but you will have to wait till the end of the month to see them all together!
For day 12 of mermay, I’ve continued to use a dark background with a Siamese Fighting Fish mermaid in the foreground. These continue to be fun to draw and paint because of their flowing fins but I would like to try and explore so much options and once we’re not even halfway through the month yet, so I have plenty of time.