Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Illustration Friday: Popularity



The other evening I stood

and watched the beautiful sea.


and images of mermaids and fish started brewing in my mind....


'Popularity' for Illustration friday.



It's been a while since I've used pencil crayons and I had a lot of fun blending the colours. :o)
The ones I use are WH Smith's own brand, soft and bright. Just how I like it!


20 comments:

seafringededge.com said...

Beautifully done Jess, very effective and vibrant without taking over. I too stand and watch the sea sometimes. The momentum is soothing and stirring at the same time for me.

Bella said...

Ah, one of my dreams is to live by the sea. The trouble is it is the same for many others and the coast can become busy in fine weather. It looks as if you had the place to yourself. No wonder your mind had space to wander.

Robin Larkspur said...

I like these pencils you used. A different look, sort of a "clarity", but still soft. Does that make sense?

Sandra van Doorn said...

This drawing is really beautiful. I agree with Robin about the clarity. I think it's one of the best drawings I have seen for popularity....

Cindy D. said...

This is great! I really like how instead of the common scaled tail, you continued the scales into an off shoulder outfit. She has a lovely thoughtful expression and great hair, and those fish are so cute!

laura kay said...

your work is so dreamy and beautiful

Victoria Stitch said...

oh how i wish i lived by the sea! very evocative picture! love the colours!

Trish said...

Gorgeous...she sure does look popular.
I must get some of those pencil crayons..what beautiful colours.X

Ruthie said...

Jess, your mermaid is a sweetie! I love your use of the colour pencils. I always think of mermaids to when I am near the sea x

Sophia said...

Oh my gosh, what SUPER great inspiration from the sea. This is fantastic. Her eyes are stunning, too. :)

Amalia K said...

Oooh, I love her beautiful "dress"! I think you did a wonderful job with the pencils, Jess. You should definitely do more...

Happy Valentine's day! oxx

Carol said...

No wonder she is popular, what a beautiful mermaid. Wonderful colours.
Carol xx

Helen said...

Love love LOVE your mermaid. So pretty and colourful. And Love yout blog too x

Angel said...

Gorgeous, colorful mermaid. I love her off-shoulder look. Beautiful illustration.

rossichka said...

A beautiful sunset at the shore! I don't wonder that you saw a mermaid in the water!:) She is lovely, a little mysterious for me, but it seems that everyone loves her! She's really popular in her Kingdom.:)I like her dress...

Kim Mailhot said...

I must have been sending your mermaid images from my side of the pond as I lingered at the sea !
I love your mermaid soooo much !

Happy Thursday, Beautiful Artist !

Anne said...

Lovely drawing! Love the little fishes with their big eyes and long eyelashes! <3

Tammie Lee said...

first the photos of the sea are lovely and soothing, beautiful soft pastels.
then your art is sweet and charming and fun. I love how you colored her face. I don't think we have those pencils over here. Such a charming piece.

Michele said...

Oh wow. I love your pictures and your beautiful piece. I live been new the sea also. I dream of living right next to the ocean.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Fantastic Mermaid! Loving the fishes eyes and the movement and waves. So adorable and animated.

xxx Hugs Lorraine xxx