|My niece wanted purple hair and a pink tail...however I wanted muted colours...|
|I use pearlescent paint on the tail. I think it turned out beautifully.|
|Little sea encrusted details...|
|Almost done...paying a lot of attention to light and shade...|
|In the end I added a tall ship, shells and a crab. |
I am a Cancerian and this is very much a Cancer artwork
(would be even more so if the sun was a moon!)
So there you have it, I still haven't mastered kids art yet but I will get there. I was skeptical about painting a mermaid because it seemed too out of the ordinary for me, however I love the result and I will be embracing my inner child more in the future.
PS. You will notice the eyes on my girls are a lot bigger than my previous work (pre-2004). I was a bit upset about this but things can't stay the same, we move on and change and so do our styles. I want to keep moving forward and I'm happy with how things are going. I love big eyes. I am a happier person now and I want my artworks to reflect this.