Mermaid – Work in Progress
This is actually the first time that I use a paper the size of DIN A 4. I did it this time because with a smaller size the painting of the mermaid would have been too big a challenge for me.
I actually had a look at various pictures of mermaids, and I used a picture of Disney’s mermaid as a drawing reference, but as you can see, I applied some major changes. I didn’t like the “girley” look, what I had in mind was the queen of the seas, even the goddess of the seas. Blue and gold have been the colours of persons of much importance, and so I chose blue and gold as the main colours.
Regarding the colour of the mermaid’s hair I’m thinking of blue again, but this time a lighter blue. I don’t know yet whether that will work – we’ll have to wait for the outcome.
And I’ve got the drawing on a separate piece of paper. So I can always go for a second painting with different colours!