Narwhal mermaid

So I have been doing a project with a dear friend and we are collaborating on doing an illustrative series of mermaids. We are doing one for each month so I kicked off with January and did a frosty, wintry illustration of a narwhal mermaid in the polar ice caps under the northern lights. I used watercolors, chalk and pen. Really happy with the outcome and there will be more to come, my next, possibly a blue whale mermaid.

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Capturing the moment

Went out and about today and decided to take my sketch book and materials along.whilst out I stopped in a cafe bar and thought what a perfect atmosphere to truly capture people at their most relaxed. So away I went with pen, pencil and a sketch pad at the ready!

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Alexander McQueen inspo

Saw this really amazing and delicately intricate look from Alexander McQueen. The dress was almost whimsical and fairytale like I felt compelled to justify this in a watercolor portrait and the model looked elegant. Flowers were draped and cascaded all over with a contrasting a soft pastel dress.

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Crimson Peak

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I really enjoyed Guillermo Del Toro’s new film ‘Crimson Peak’. The visual effects, atmosphere and the gothic style really coalesced together to bring a visually stunning film. It captured me so much that I had to do an illustrated piece for it. I chose Lady Lucille, the main antagonist using a mixture of watercolor, pencil and pen.