Tia's Tips: "A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." -B.F. Skinner
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Image: Mermaid Isabelle: https://whimsystamps.com/products/mermaid-isabelle-digital-stamp?_pos=7&_sid=dbf13f2d0&_ss=r
I am fortunate that the space I create in is our family office. My husband, son and I each have a desk in the room, mine faces my son, so we often have conversations when I'm creating (or listen to shared music). We are all fans of Sci-Fi, so as I began this project, I questioned what color I wanted the mermaid's skin to be. My son to the rescue immediately stated to me-"she's aquatic, her skin should be blue or green." I decided for a look resembling the beautiful trout recently seen on our vacation.
The scariest part of the project came at the end when I colored in the sea. I used similar nib strokes like I use when coloring sky, but knew that if she was underwater-some of those strokes would need to pass over her! I wasn't very brave (first time & all), the lines are faint and can mostly be seen through her hair. I tried! Not a success-not a failure, an experiment that I will continue to pursue and perfect!
The bubbles are a technique learned from Jennifer Dove's Copic Boot Camp. The digi stamp already had bubbles drawn. I used my colorless blender and held it inside of each bubble for 3-seconds, to remove any inside color. Then, I used a darker sea color (BG53) on the outside of one side. Then a (T4) inside of the bubble and a white gellyroll pen dot to break the line. Bubbles!
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Skin: G40; G21; YG61
Tail/Fins: YG17; YG03; YG01; RV23; R20
Top: Y02; Y15; YR23;
Hair: R21; R22; R43; R89
Seahorse: G46; G43; G40
Earrings: Y35; E43
Clam: W2; W4; E40; G21; G43
Sea: BG000; BG10; BG11
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