For this post I want to show you the mermaids I designed. I started with a tabular flat design and I plan on improving on that shape and advancing the idea. For the moment I have played with the mermaid character on the tab. Using dichro or silver glasses for the tail. Now I have to mention here that I am a bit of a zombie fiend and I couldn't help myself... I had to make a zombie mermaid. I feel certain there will be others in the future.
The other major design for the mermaids are based on a round shape. I made about five of those, playing around with glass combinations.
|First tab mermaid, with a dichro tail and elaborate background. I decided the finicky background did not do any favours for the mermaid and changed tack.|
|Second tab mermaid. I sketched a mermaid character in pencil first. She was chubby and cute. I really do like her from her dramatic stylized hair, googly eyes, round tummy and little hands.|
|Ruuuuun Zombie!!!!!!! She's kooky and rotting with hanks of hair and bloody eyeballs.|
|My first round mermaid. I like some aspects of it, like how the background is shell-like, or whirlpool.|
|Second round mermaid. I tried to make the mermaid stand out more from the background and used dichro for the tail.|
Below are variations of above, playing with glass combos.