|"I Live in the Mists of Time and Eternity"|
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A Mermaid with Tangled Hair
I have been drawing faces for quite a while now, for something different I am trying to show emotion in the eyes.
This mermaid was sketched on top of watercolor paper that was previously coated with a thin layer of gesso. The colors on the paper come from several sources. First of all I applied StazOn Studio Glaze with a baby wipe in Emerald City, Blue Hawaii, and Cactus Green. I watered down some of the Studio Glaze in Gold and using a paintbrush, splattered it across the page. I allowed the colors to dry before I sketched her hair out around her face, dividing it into sections that could hold different tangled patterns. Using a Micron 08 black pen I began tangling patterns into the sections. I did use a Stabilo pencil in a couple of the sections and then turned it into a wash with a wet paint brush. The fish tail is also done with StazOn Studio Glaze in the Cactus Green color applied directly to the paper and allowed to dry, which gives it dimension and texture. I used a stencil to add more texture all around the image with Creative Medium Turquoise Iridescent paste. Finally a light smear of Gelatos in Grape and Metallic Mint were blended down with a baby wipe to soften the edges. In her hair is written "I live in the mists of time and eternity".
Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits and comments. Hugs ~ Renee