A good friend of mine (and also dedicated client!) has commissioned me to illustrate another picture to give his lady friend as a birthday present. I was first given this task last year and comparing the 2017 illustration to this year’s one, I am so happy and impressed with how much I have improved not only with my skill, but with my composition, colouring and speed.
I sketched out a mermaid in my sketchbook and I took a photo. I thought to progress this on and take the picture in to Photoshop and digitally paint over the sketch but keep the essence of the original picture too. I really like this combination and I will try to do more illustrations like this! I also drew a mermaid for MerMay, this is the first time I’ve drawn a mermaid and it was a lot of fun!