Monday, July 11, 2011

Mermaids & mermaids

Lately I've been dabbling with making watercolor mermaids, for some reason. They always end up with long torsos because why not! Mermaids! I'm kind of on the fence about whether they wear clothes or not (Do they? Why would they? Should they? Who knows? Questions!), and while I'm inclined to say they don't, one of them just wanted a traditional pink pearly top.

Trying to work on improving my inking has been a challenge, since I find it really easy to make mistakes that are difficult to fix. It was also a tough journey trying to find materials that gave me the result I wanted -- even finding something that would stand up to watercolor without changing or smearing took a long time. Not to mention that the scans always come out looking sort of lifeless in comparison to the original. But overall, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, and am looking forward to making heaps of non-mermaid things and silly fan art in the future :)


  1. These are great! I just bought some watercolor pencils that I'm not quite sure what to do with...hopefully, one day, I can make something as lovely as your sea-fairing lovelies!

  2. Your needle felt creations are amazing, but you absolutely won me over with these mermaid illustrations! Mermaids are my absolute favorite and your style just brings them to life!