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Saturday, 25 December 2010

The Mermaid Project.

Well as promised I'm back with the photo's of today's endevour. My drawing hand behaved itself and I was able to get the idea of what I wanted down in pencil on the fabric....but I'm rushing.....
First I stretched the fabric slightly, sticking it down onto a piece of hardboard I have for water colours. Then I started drawing...because the fabric was nice and tight it was easy for me to do the drawing.

Blank Fabric..well just the face...
The complete drawing....
 Yes I almost forgot to take a photo of the fabric just after I'd stuck it down...I have hundreds of shells on the boat, from various beaches around the world, so I dug through them and chose a few to draw into this idea.....
The shells....
The shells used around her head..
Shells in the bottom corner..
I remembered that I had a card that I was sure had a mermaid on it...I found it and yes it does..but this one is very different...  I like to stamp my own story when I create. :-) Once I'd finished the drawing I sat with my paints and decided on the various shades. Teri wants greens, kind of sage to olive...so how to incorporate that was a challenge. I took a deep breath and started...
All the backgrounds done and starting on the finer things..
I'm happy with it so far...
Well on it's way now..
I stopped when the light started to fade. But I'm pleased with this. it's been fun so far. And tomorrow I'll finish it...just in time I think :-D...as it's the 24th of December tomorrow.....ha ha ...

See you then with the completed effort... :-D

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