Saturday, June 7, 2008

mermaids on the brain...

Lately I've been thinking a lot about painting mermaids. I think it must be because I've seen quite a few different interpretations of them on art blogs in the past couple of months. While I'm at work I have all of these ideas for different paintings... and these days it seems like mermaids are the switch flipper...

The problem I'm running across with this is that my figure drawing just isn't up to snuff. I need practice. I need to learn a few proportion skills... The painting I did last week was a just a face... and thus I had far fewer problems with it. (It just seems that, even though she's blue, I have to tell people that she's a mermaid.) I have to get better at arms and such... I want to show the entire creature... and I will.

I did do this sketch... then fiddled with the colors with photoshop.





Now I have to go and do cat things...

4 comments:

Walk in the Woods said...

Ooooh . . . she's lovely!

suze said...

I like her too. Good job!

kittyism said...

Thank you both so much!

tascha said...

I think she is super!