Wednesday 13 January 2016

A mermaids tail

For the month of January at Outlawz we've picked our favourite sketches from last year to be used as our sketches for this month.  This one was picked by Pat.

So I then had to decide what image to use with it.  As I've just got into digital sketching I decided to see if I could draw something.  This is what I came up with - she's called Selene (after the Greek Goddess of the Moon).  The hardest part was trying to make the tail look like it was connected to the body underwater - still not sure if I've achieved it 100% - LOL!!

I've coloured Selene with ProMarkers and Copics, added a little black polychromos pencil and biro to her hair and some DecoArt glitter (which I've had forever) to her tail so make it look like she's got shiny scales.

Hopefully I've got enough shading in there to give the water some depth as though part of her tail is under water.

The image and design paper (from Lili of the Valley) have been distressed .

I've added in some sections of pearlised beading to follow the sketch and some flower sprays.

We'd love to see you over at the challenge.  Everyone who enters will be included in an extra random draw to win my Fuzzy Bear image :D

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Time - Make It Sparkle
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Square Cards
Crafty Friends - To Use Something New (new digi)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
That's Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Something Old Something New (DecoArt Glitter/New Digi)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Release the Glitter
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes


Sheila said...

Andrea this is stunning. One of the prettiest mermaids I have seen in a long time ( and its a long time since I seen one ha ha). Gorgeous card!

Diane said...

Wow, you are a fabulous artist! Beautiful...thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle for our monthly challenge!
Diane SNS DT

Dee's Craft Room said...

Amazing image, you are so talented. The addition of all of the sparkle and gorgeous pearls are perfect. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


pst said...

Beautiful card. How great that you drew the image yourself, it's gorgeous. I love the addition of the pearls. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for sharing your card with CRAFTY FRIENDS... your card is lovely... Happy New Year and good luck in the challenge... hope to see you next time, Diane Louise (DT)xx

Suze said...

This is gorgeous - and part of the tail definitely looks like it is under the water. Great image. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

ursula Uphof said...

A great card Andrea and love your image. You are so talented.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

Mrs Beez said...

Fabulous mermaid.Love the sparkle and embellishments. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Christine Harrop said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Time. Good luck and we hope to see you again next time. Christine DT

Helen said...

You're so lucky to be able to create images like this! Love it and the card is great too.

Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Engelchen said...

a very nice card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

Much greetings Geesje (DT)