This is one of my bigger mermaid illustrations, finished with pen and ink on bristol board. This (11 by 14 inches) image features my mermaid Aquamarinna, posing and holding a rose in her hand. She discovered roses in one of her visits to the firm dry land where humans live. She fell in love with roses. They are her favorite flowers.
Lately I have been having many new creative ideas for drawing mermaids. Somehow, drawing mermaids and coloring them in watercolors when I have a chance, truly relaxes me. I was also trying out a new sketching style to flow the lines. This way I get to practice more drawing techniques, and not forget them. Aquamarinna looks lovely with the light pink silky long hair. Thanks to my friend Vanho, and his critiques on my art, I am drawing more full bodies for my mermaids. I hope you all like this illustration. It was a challenge to scan her into the computer, due to the large paper size. I had fun putting the pieces together in photoshop.
~Sofianime! :) This image is available as a print! Click here for more details!