Painting a mermaid for my last homework at Olga Furman's Painting Dreamy Portraits class I got an idea to make couple of series of different magical/fantasy/mystical creatures. So mermaids were the first series that I begun with and so far I finished three mermaid portraits I wanted to share with you in this slideshow.
I used aquarelle paper, pencil, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylics, gesso, gelatos, gold and silver marker and paper napkins for background.
Unfortunately in this scans you can't see the effect of different mediums that give a painting certain texture and shimmer.
My mermaids project is still evolving, so please, come back to see more in the following days.