A Last Batch of Mermaids. Probably.

Submitting to Paint Party Friday even though it’s pen and ink. Because I hope to be inspired by PPF people and get back to painting for next week. :)

Android Mermaid
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Yes, it’s totally more themed mermaids. Whether this is the end of them remains to be seen!

Nola, a Pirate Mermaid, and Mermaid Marie
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

These last three are probably my favorites. Also the 1970s Vampire Mermaid. Here’s the whole bunch. (Including that albino mermaid. I can’t decide about it.)

Nine Mermaids (click to enlarge)
March 2014, The Slumbering Herd

Thanks for stopping in!

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22 thoughts on “A Last Batch of Mermaids. Probably.

  1. Creations By Mit

    I’ve always loved the carnival-esque mystery of the “Fiji Mermaid.” I love that you are not sticking with the idea that mermaids should look a certain way – i.e. beautiful. Very creative, Cindy!

  2. clara nilles

    Oh My Gosh….these are just fabulous! Your themed series look incredible when placed all together. These ladies are just ghastly but wonderful……the details and embellishments on them are so unique and creative! Love them!!

  3. Susan Brehm

    I love these mermaids!
    I have a question about technique. You’re using Copic markers, right? I notice from the in progress shots that you are able to add white on top of color. How are you doing that? I’m very new to copic markers, can you just put white on top? I don’t have a white one yet, lol.

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Thank you! You have a few different options for white like acrylic paint and white ink in refillable pens, but I use white gel pens. I tried a few different ones and my favorites are the Signo Uniball white gel pen (thicker and brighter line, tends to clog a lot) and a Sakura gellyroll pen, which is a thinner line and harder to remove if you don’t like it. With the Uniball I can scratch most of it off with my fingernail.

      I don’t understand how people manage to use these things without the tips clogging constantly. I always have scratch paper beside me to roll the crud off the end. But it’s worth it for a lot of neat effects you can get. :)

  4. denthe

    Wow, that’s quite a collection you have here! I never would’ve guessed you didn’t use paint for these. Love Marie with her big eyes, and the last one in your collection too!

  5. Annabelle

    Wow, what a marvellous imagination!This art is without doubt unique and captivating with each of it’s artistic evolutions. Bravo.
    Annabelle : )

  6. SL Scheibe

    The mermaids look amazing! You have such a large imagination to make all of these cool and intricate faces. They all look outside of the norm and that’s a good thing. Beautiful art as always!

  7. Neesie

    I’m looking for inspiration for my next piece of artwork but I’d never have thought of Android Mermaids. They’re so unique ;D
    That’s what’s so special about PPF…you never know what you are going to see. It’s so exciting.
    Fantastic use of copic pens…I only have a few in my collection but hope to add many more soon.
    Have a great creative week.

  8. AnnD

    All of them grouped together just blew the top off of my head. Look at the range of your imagination, woman! They are just phenomenal! Each one has such presence – and implies a whole world around her. I really love this series!

    (And I think I probably always say that . . . because you always make me! LOL!)

  9. bella sinclair

    Oh my goodness, your brain is fantastic! How do you come up with all these!? I certainly hope this is not the last of the mermaids.

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