Friday, September 18, 2015

Still on the Mermaid bandwagon lol

I can't believe that once-upon-a-time I once looked at a Mermaid stamp I had won (first time I won anything lol) and thought... what the heck am I going to do with this?

They're popular for a reason.  I've changed my tune.  I love colouring them and the backgrounds.
Beautiful, fluid and so many ways to colour 'em.

I have chosen Cute as a Button's Seaweed Mermaid.  She has been enlarged and printed onto a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" sheet of Copic X-press It paper.

I also printed the image onto inexpensive copy paper, fussy cut the mermaid and applied a small amount of Tombow repositionable glue (green bottle), let it dry and then had myself a mask that would stay put.

Copics used:
Airbrushed background - BG15, RV11, Y13 and some BG18 in bottom right corner.  I used the Memory Box Large Ringlets die as a "stencil"
Skin - E50-51-11-21; lips - R21-E04
Eyes - B41-14
Hair - E30-31-55-57
All cast shadows are either BV20 or BV23
Legs/tail - BG53-45-49; YG11-13-17; Y11-15-17.  Use just the "light colours" on tail fin (BG53-YG11-Y11).  Legs were based in graduating layers from shadow to highlight side with lightest colours then dots of medium and darkest colours.  Finish with colourless blender "0"
Fish - Y11-17-YR68, E04 "spots"
Greenery - YG11-13-17
Starfish - YR82-14-16-18 touch of E08 (ya... I know it's just a tiny one lol)
Conch Shell - E42-43-44
Hibiscus-type Flowers - R20-22-24-W4
Finish with dots of Colourless Blender "0" around image

Not sure what I'll do with her but I loved colouring her up and experimenting with some colours and airbrushing.


5 comments:

  1. wowser! she came out b-e-a-utiful! thank u for making her look so good! Francesca

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    1. My pleasure :-). It's easy 'cause I love your designs!

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  2. I came over from today's Copic in the Craft Room's Facebook post to see the details on this lovely creation. She is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. She was fun to colour and I can see her in funky hair colours like purples and pinks and dip-dyed/streaked... hmmm, think I might have another project lol. Love the sheltie in your profile pic :-)

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