Like yesterday, this image is another piece for a larger painting for today’s mermay. I’m planning on posting the full image tomorrow for day 27!
I’ve been seeing a video doing the rounds on social media of an art technique involving ink and a piece of string. The string is dipped into the ink and then placed on paper or in a book in a curving shape with a piece of it hanging over the edge.
Something is then placed on top of the paper, or the book is closed, and the string is then removed creating a really interesting pattern. After seeing this, I thought it would be great to try and used this for mermay and here I’ve used that technique to create the mermaids tail. I was quite tricky to get it done but hopefully with a bit more practice I’ll get better at it.
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.