07 February 2011

Mermaid Sketch

I have always liked the sensual and exotic nature behind the concept of mermaids, and I have doodled various interpretations of them over my short number of years so far, as I imagine I will continue to do so.

This is a "to-the-point" sketch on the subject, which I put down quickly for a Fantasy Illustration class. I am most interested here in the orientation of the mermaid with her oceanic landscape and the various denizens throughout. I kept it simple, partly out of time, and partly out of an interest in what the minimalistic composition might yield.

I am heading for the color stage now, and we shall see what comes of that.

Mermaid Sketch, Mairin-Taj Caya 2011.


  1. This is beautiful. Your pencils are nicely detailed here and the figure feels very natural. I almost want to paint over your line work with Photoshop, etc just for fun :D

  2. Thanks for the comment, Jeff.
    I enjoyed the simple process, and it came easily, but I had a "strike one" for the painting stage. I am starting again with more clarity and it should be on here eventually.