Friday, September 18, 2015
Still on the Mermaid bandwagon lol
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.
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.