That’s Judy’s chosen theme for SPA this week – nice! I haven’t drawn a new character, let alone a mermaid for ages… so, here she is:

I used the Neocolours in blues and greens, with lots of water, after sketching her lightly in pencil. The book paper I used for my postcard dates back to 1928, so I have to be really careful not to over-wet it! Either that or be patient (not my strong suit), and wait for it to dry properly between layers…

The shading was achieved with a Derwent Inktense Chinese Ink pencil, and the detailing with a Uni-ball Signo black pen and a white Sharpie Poster Paint pen.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

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  1. What a lovely mermaid!

  2. Fantastic mermaid, just a wonderful drawing.

  3. She’s gorgeous!

  4. Great postcard. Love your mermaid!

  5. Pam Prosser

     /  July 3, 2011

    Your mermaid has 3 cheers from this household…….the colours are delightful….

  6. What a beauty of a mermaid, Rosie, stunning card!
    Thanks for joining in the challenge!

  7. I’m all into mermaids myself at the moment (and ‘Selkies’ – do you know them?) Your mermaid is wonderful!!! I will publish another mermaid on my blog tomorrow – see we’re in the same ‘vibe’…!!

  8. Love your beautiful mermaid what a great collage!!!


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