For Mermay month I created this little cutie losing a particular piece of her wardrobe.
- I started with the basics by sketching with a blue pencil. I then used a darker color to make the definitive drawing.
- After that, I started on all the highlights with a white pencil. These will become more subtle while layering with other colors.
- Then it’s time to start the layering. I use a couple of different peach tones for her skin. I like color contrasts, because they create a stronger image.
- When I’m satisfied with the color layers, I start inking the linework with a black brush marker. I build my entire illustration like this.
When I’m done, I add strong highlights with titanium white acrylic paint. Then add some bubbles, because of course, she lives under water. And done!