The painting of the boat, and the rocky beach, were #PleinAir #watercolours up in Northumberland. The trees in the lake were Plein Air watercolour in Alabama. The remaining paintings are from reference photos.
Title: Unexpected first meeting
Original post: https://twitter.com/Velinxi/status/1661778101074898944
[CW : (Drawing) Face - No Direct Eye Contact]
That was a very fun #challenge to draw this one ; this was not my original art style - I tried to go deeper in what I could do, and, I think, that was a very interesting process and discovery for me.
I am very proud of it, because it opened a door I didn’t know at the time.
Another way to beat the heat in a midsummer #CoatiMonday? Why not take on a fish aspect? I drew this as a #MerMay picture, as who wants to miss that kind of fun, but I like how it came out overall, especially in the paws looking webbed but not too wrong. Note the bold choice to just let my right hand be hidden instead of figuring some way to fit it on-screen.
In a small globe/bubble because why not?
Original at https://www.furaffinity.net/view/52317296/
Así empieza el escrito en mi posteo de Pixiv: "Algún día quiero que me reconozcan como el artista que falla a todos los trending topics." No hay mucho que agregar, más que se suponía que publicara la ilustración en mayo, por el mermay, y terminé haciéndolo en Julio. También es una práctica en blanco y negro porque quería ver si podía hacer algo simple y rápido para poder crear historias y al final me puse todo el empeño y me llevó un toco de tiempo xD
"Someday I want to be recognized as the artist who fails at all trending topics". This was the first sentence in my Pixiv post for this illustration. Nothing to add except for the fact that it was supposed to be uploaded on may, for mermay, and I end up doing it on july. Also, it was a black and white practice, to test if I could do something simple and quick in order to illustrate my stories, but a lot of time and effort was invested here at the end xD
sometimes life happens, and sometimes some extra life happens, and yikes it's been a moment!
Anyway, back in may, for days 92 and 93 of #drawing #animals, and still in #mermay mode, I experimented with ways of drawing jellyfish. Which reminded me how I really have not been doing much watercolor..the last 2 years or so? Or 5? Or.... longer? Too many tasty media out there!
She is the earth
He is the sea
She is the sea
He is the earth
“The Selkie’s Bride” a little late for #Mermay but better late than never?
I actually started this last May and didn’t have enough time to finish it. I dusted it off this year, scrapped all the work I had done on it, and redid it from the base sketch. The characters are oc’s of mine.
most normal mermaid i've draw this year even though she's still technically a taur. anyway support women's wrongs!
I want to make a creature design portfolio with really consistent pieces of work using the the workflow of Hardy Fowler, from Digital Painting Studio. I'm just in time for the last day of #Mermay, so here you go: A mermaid/merfolk inspired by an #Oarfish! I forgot to record the creation process, unfortunately. I'm probably going to focus on creature design the coming weeks, so you can expect more of these kinds of work.
#FantasyArt #CreatureDesign #Mermaid #Merfolk
To finish of @cara_artists prompts for MerMay, I eked out on more mermaid piece with a darker tone. Enjoyed making the atmosphere.
And my assumption on how this guy is still alive underwater, well, if a mermaid's kiss lets you breathe underwater, maybe they're just saving you for a later meal.
Day 30: #Blue
There are so many layers of paint on this! Tape was no match for the amount of buckling that happened here.. I kept having to wait for it to dry & then press it flat under a stack of books before adding a new layer. Worth it!
In honor of the new release of The Little #Mermaid, as well as the new Merfolk Netflix series (since I'm part of that community), and it being #Mermay, plus my birthday today, I decided to draw the #Mastodon mascot as #Ariel the Little #Merstodon. Hope y'all like! :mermaid1: :dabart:
#LittleMermaid #MastoArt #illustration #ToonyArt #DigitalArt #Medibang #iPadPro #CreativeToots #MastodonMascot #Mermay2023
Virgil Finlay cover painting for Fantastic Universe, July, 1957, which I guess is kinda-sorta illustrating August Derleth's Cthulhu Mythos story which was later changed to "The Seal of R'lyeh." I don't remember any mirror-obsessed mermaids from that but part of it does take place in the sea!
#FinlayFriday meets #MerMay
Virgil Finlay preliminary cover design for the July, 1948 issue of Fantastic Novels, which the editor rejected in favor of this basic Lawrence Stevens woman in peril by blue meanie cover. Unbelievable.
on day 91 of #drawing #animals I had a brad brain day and felt unable to make a decision, but I still wanted to honor #Mermay, so I just drew a random assortment of #fish. And because many pictures on Unsplash are really hastily titled or described if at all, I have no idea what kind of fish these are!
But I am happy with using the blue toned paper for underwater things, works better imho than the ink washes I experimented with the day before.
Today I had a great idea for my first (and also last) #mermay
Some fun fact about this banana-mermaid:
- The bottom half is rigid like a banana and is not articulated.
- On her banane tree, she is upside down.
- She cannot swim but she can crawl on the ground, and Miyazaki does not like it.
- I was inspired by a Disney movie for half the banana-mermaid but I won't say which one.
on day 90 of #drawing #animals, still honoring #Mermay, I finally drew some manatees! I'd been wanting to draw them for much too long. 10/10 would do again. Had fun playing around with re-wetting the ink of my pens & using a bit of wash. Sharp dry ink lines feel less appropriate for catching the diffuse light under water.
We're basically halfway through #mermay ! I've done a total of *three* sketches so far. 😊 Not much, but more than I thought I'd manage! How about you guys, are you drawing mermaids or focusing on other stuff? It's not too late to start, if you're up for a challenge or just want some ideas for arting!
These sketches are for the prompts companion, mama, and mushroom.
I don't normally do #mermay stuff, but It seemed like I could do something a little out of the way on the topic, as I often do. This one is slightly inspired by the Leafy Sea Dragon.
TIL about the mermaid cosplay community holy crap look at that craft quality #mermay
Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside (unlike Skaði)! Join Ether & Ichor Podcast this week for some fun with the mythology of the sea.
Links and more on the blog: https://vcaudley.blogspot.com/2023/05/ether-ichor-3x06-cilla-black-and.html
on day 88 of drawing animals I maybe stretched the definition of "marine animal" for #Mermay a bit, but I just really felt like drawing #lizards, and these Marine Iguanas dive and feed underwater. The sketches on the left side of the page are all of these guys moving under water. And they have the best faces and claws! I might have to do them a bunch more. Clawssssssssssss.
on day 87 of drawing animals I was tired and completely underestimated how hard giant #Isopods would be to draw for me. I am still a bit confused about it. Might try them again some time when I am more awake, maybe that really _was_ the thing that tripped me up. Still, I did not falter! And still sticking with the marine theme for #Mermay.
For #Mermay my original plan was to do a study of a marine animal every day, and then turn that animal into a humanoid somehow. Alas, that turned out to be much trickier and my energy esp. much lower than expected, so my mermaids are only a bunch of very scraggly ballpoint sketches so far. But the marina animal studies actually did happen, so are some hermit #crabs. Simultaneously day 85 of #drawing #animals.
A selkie for #MerMay (the mermaid 🧜♀️ celebration month)!
This is a hard-carved and printed lino block print of a selkie shedding her skin, seated on rocks, surrounded by harbour seals.
In Celtic, Norse, Faroese and Icelandic mythology, selkies (also spelled silkies, sylkies, selchies) or selkie folk meaning 'seal folk' can change from seal to human form by shedding their skin.