Today’s theme was Aquamarine, so naturally I had to draw a mermaid! \(^o^)/
This piece took about. . . oh, five hours, I think. Funny thing, I’ve tried to have a simpler, quicker style with these pieces by using cell-shading and gradients, but each day’s painting takes longer! Tomorrow I’ll definitely try to cut down on my time.
The surprising time-sink today was the background. It took forever to blend the colors because with all the layers, GIMP was so. . . . . slow. . . . . Eventually, I created a new file and painted the background by itself, which cut down on time. Then I imported it into the original file and voila! Nice background in less time. 🙂
My favorite parts today were painting the gem and adding gradients to her hair. So fun! And I’m happy with how they turned out. I may even re-work yesterday’s Amethyst painting to paint her hair more like the mermaid’s hair.
Tomorrow’s theme is Diamond! Time to start brainstorming. \(^o^)/