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Old 09-09-2007, 11:47 PM
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Re: Mermaid and Sea Horse WIP

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That would have looked really cool as an illustration of a bronze statue as well.

The horse part is based on a few statues.

Here is an update. The tail is just undercoated. I'd like to get the rest undercoated now so that I can leave it dry a few days before I put in any details.

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:52 PM
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Re: Mermaid and Sea Horse WIP

It's so fun to watch your WIP! Please keep posting!
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:34 PM
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Hi, I'm new here and I don't get to post messages often, busy with kids. I love the work, kind of my line. I'm a fantasy artist but haven't had time to work on my art since I do oils, I sketch once in awhile. I want to sell my work but can't really afford a site yet, even the cheaper ones. I love the background, interesting that you can do the background first, I have a hard time with that, probably because I had a art teacher who said not to, blah!
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:33 AM
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Re: Mermaid and Sea Horse WIP

Sometimes I do it first, sometimes last. If I'm wanting to get it done quickly I'll do it last and work from the focus point outwards. As I had 10 days to do this one (the length of time I put for the auction) I did the background first so it would be dry as it's the thickest part.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:34 AM
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:24 AM
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Re: Mermaid and Sea Horse WIP

The way the lights and darks blend to create the illusion of depth is perfect.

For some reason the change from green to white on the horse is distracting. Even though the area is covered by the mermaid the feeling is that one end and the other begins. I'd like the see a little of the green, perhaps on the underbelly of the horse fade into the white like the orange does into the flesh of the maid.

BTW Muffit is cute.
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Re: Mermaid and Sea Horse WIP

I agree with Kitaye on the hippocampus' body's color gradient. A touch of green on the other side of the mermaid would indeed help to make the two bodyparts seem more connected to each other. Especially since on the horse's back the green definitely reaches further towards the neck area than it does on its belly.

Other than that, however, I'm simply in love with the image, The colors are vibrant and create a nice contrast without clashing and the flow of the bodies is lovely. Great work!
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:28 PM
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Re: Mermaid and Sea Horse WIP

You've gotten good advice. I think this is lovely.
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