I must admit that Steemit made me to leave my original stick portraits and to go into world of fantasy again. Also I must confes that two person here somehow were ''guilty'' for that :) Thanks @leoplaw and @reinhard-schmid for beautiful comments, sharing and posting your art. You guys made me go back to fantasy world I haven't visited so long. And as every girl once dreamt just for a second, I bet, to be a mermaid, I decided to fulfill that wish here.
So here is birth of mermaid.
First step, drawing. Paper I took wasn't the one I love to work the most. Canson multimedia, 200 gr, but it turned ok at the end.
Adding color,started with orange and yellow, adding some ochre and naples yellow
Slowly going into details
Adding blue color for background. Here I tested my new Schmike academia small pan ultramarine finest, and totally felt in love. Great colors.
Some final touches, working on hair, adding some Van Dayk brown, violet and purple with red and orange.
And here she is finaly, ready to dive into blue :)