Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lonely Mermaid

Taking part to Sunday Postcard Art's challenge "Silhouettes". Very inspiring theme!

Here's my mermaid card:

For this card I used water based acrylic colours, water colours and water colour pencils. The mermaid I drew to transparent vellum and cut it to use as a sablon. Then I coloured the background paper with water colour, leaving some white between brush strokes. The algae I drew with the pencils. After this I applied different acrylic colours through the sablon. The shell is also made with acrylic colours, but just freehanded without planning ahead. Finally I spread some colour areas with water.

Thank you for looking.


  1. Hi there! This is beautiful :-D The colors really come together, and it made me feel as if I were scuba-diving or swimming underwater, and could see the silhouette of a beautiful mermaid in the near distance. The design and execution was great (-: Nice to virtually meet you, and thank you for the blog comment as well!

  2. She's lovely, Vasi. Beautiful colors and composition! Nice to "meet" you... I lo0ok forward to visiting your blog again!!

  3. She's really beautiful. Thanks so much for playing this week.


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