Glynis and her pink haired pal have been beach combing......
My little corner of the net has been a delightful beach affair of late, with this seriously hot weather it's so well suited to all my current dollies and pictures.
|Shells, pearls, twine and bits of dried seaweed (from Lyme Regis 2 years ago - Its amazing the things I have knocking about!)|
|Think I'll call this doll Tilda. She has a slightly more Victorian style costume|
|'Pardon me but I've not met a sea serpent before' Gouache on pastel paper|
|Here's my mermaid from pencil drawing to completed illustration below. I like working in gouache but I do sometimes use both gouache and watercolour paint together.|
You will see I have slightly changed the position of the arm for the final illustration - oh the beauty of photoshop!
|There's a lot of talk about mermaids ...Gouache and watercolour on pastel paper|
I took huge inspiration from Ann Blyth as Lenore in 'Mr Peabody and the Mermaid' 1948 for my pink haired siren. I just love Ann Blyth's cute little fringe!
Hope you all have a glorious weekend x