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« on: June 23, 2012 01:10:10 AM »

I made this for my partner in the recent 4X6 art swap. I immediately knew I wanted to do a mermaid and play around with my water colors. Then I came across this gorgeous stock photo on DeviantArt by kxhara http://kxhara.deviantart.com/.

The final piece:


Here is the preliminary sketch:




The hands in the original were also somewhat cut off and I was having a hard time rendering them. I also had a hard time with the hair. I think it should have been a little darker in some areas to draw the eye down more, but I couldn't seem to resolve the issue while still making it look like it was floating in the water.

Thanks for looking! Comments, critiques, and water color tips are greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2012 02:48:29 AM by Gr33nT3a » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Běifāng yǒu jiārn, jush r dl. Y g qīng rn chng, zi g qīng rn gu. Nng b zhī qīng chng yǔ qīng gu. Jiārn nn zi d.
北方有佳人,绝世而独立。一顾倾人城,再顾倾人国。宁不知倾城与倾国。佳人难再得。
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012 03:00:50 AM »

beautiful.
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