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12-31-2006, 06:06 AM
I haven't submitted here before, but since I was asking questions in other forums they suggested I might want to. This is stippling work that still has me seeing lots of dots in my sleep. I did a picture of a little mermaid caught in a fisherman's net and it occoured to me I'd never seen a mother mermaid, so I decided to make one. Let me know what you think.

12-31-2006, 07:02 AM
Very nice! did you post in the regular Pen & ink forum, too? They just *love* stipplers, too!

I do have a little suggestion for you... The braids on the baby mermaid don't seem quite anchored to her head. Braids, when they're holding *gobs* of thick hair like this young lady would have (based on the length of the braids), are usually much thicker toward the scalp.

There's a real sense of play and joy in this. Very nicely done!