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A bit of a departure from my usual goofy beasts, to mixed results. I stopped a bit sooner than usual. Maybe because she seems like quite a sad mermaid – and why not, trapped in a pitcher! Perhaps by an evil witch. Those darn evil witches! Actually, my favorite part is the way the tabletop blends into the sky. (The sky was added digitally with paint.NET). And the orange fish at the top. (You may be happy to hear that Nathan (the orange spotted fish) escapes the pitcher and has many exciting adventures in a nearby pond, attracting many followers and ruling a peaceful pond kingdom for many years.)
Well, I am a firm believer that every drawing teaches us things. They can’t all be our favorite one! Thanks for visiting. ;)
This is beautiful!!! Great concept!!! And I really like the story for the fish. Glad he made an escape!!!
wow. really beautiful! I loved the vibrant colours, the cute characters and the shades in the background.
Every drawing does teach. You are onto something. Go Nathan!
Awww!! Poor mermaid! Love her sparkly torso!! But I have to say, my favorite part is the tabletop & the background! I can tell you enjoyed rendering that part!
This one is gorgeous……love the intense colors especially in the stones. Also love the concept and like the way you left the water clear.
THe background gradient effect is also beautiful….will check out Paint.net.
Wish there was such a thing as miniature mermaids to keep in a tank!
very cool. great colors and technique. I like the slight departure.
Great colors – very unique and beautiful!
Beautiful as always, and different this time… congrats.
Very creative! Love it!
I think this looks great, Cindy. I’d like to see it in real ceramic.
The poor litle mermaid trapped in a pitcher!!Your imagination is amazing!! Love, Mom
She does look sad. Love the underwater theme. No octopus there?
Lucky Nathan! Maybe he will tell some merman about the sad mermaid and he will come rescue her from life-in-a-pitcher.
Aww! I like it. That’s exactly what happens!
Nice work Cindy! It reminds of a snow globe…maybe if I shake it the little mermaid will wiggle her tail!
Maybe it WAS a witch who put this lot into a jug of tequila…and as Nathan didn’t drink alcohol he just jumped right out of the jug..a bit tiddly and walked straight to the most adventurous pond that he could find…I want to see what Nathan did now…Its another mystery at the Slumbering Herd Show!!!!!
Haha! Hooray for mystery!
I forgot the end…of course his(Nathans) remaining colleagues got totally trashed and lived a terrible life in the jug of tequila…that was until the Great fairy godmother came and fished them out and sent them straight to an alcoholic rehab unit not that far from the local pixie woods.The end.
Well done, sir. Although I do hope they had a happier life than that! :D
I have a picture that I took of a fish tank that had that look to it was huge taller than me
Wow, I have been away from IF a long time. I have not seen your beautiful work in awhile. I really like this; the colors and theme. I agree with you that we can learn from every drawing & painting, even ones that end up in our closet.
It’s a good thing to experiment with our drawings.
I like the result on this one, how it portrays her loneliness despite all the colourful elements inside the pitcher…her eyes closed makes me wonder what she is thinking about, I hope she escapes too.
Awwwwwww,she does look sad. But even so, I love this piece! It sparks a lot of story ideas. And her little mermaid scales are wonderfully sparkly. Delightful!
Love the gradient of the table top, and that colour, with the blending to the sky. So glad that Nathan escaped to have further adventures. Great depth as well.
This is so great! So much going on in this little world… :)