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Mermaid Ahoy!

It seems that a lot of people like mermaids at the moment. They're enigmatic, pretty and have a certain kind of fluid gracefulness.

I've coloured two of Conie Fong's mermaid digital images recently, both in very different colour schemes. Both are "Ariela Mermaid" and can be purchased here:

The first one turned out very bright!

She was coloured with Copic Markers:

Browns: E37 E35 E53 E51 E50

Hair: E37 E35 Y17 Y00

Mauve: V04 V01 V000

Blues: B69 B66 BG49 BG05 BG45 BG11 B45 B41

Yellows/Oranges: YR09 YR16 Y06 Y00

Red: R89 R24

Skin: E04 E02 E01 E00 E000 E0000

Greens: G05 YG09 YG06 YG11

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The second one was much more subtle, especially the background water shine.

This one was coloured with:

Yellow coral: R22 YR27 YR23 YR21 Y11 E77

Starfish: RV69 R27 R24 R22

Brown and pink shell: RV66 RV14 RV11 RV0000 E02 E01 E30 E000 E0000

E77 E74 E71 E70 E04 E01

Blue anemone and bubbles: B69 B66 B23 B63 B60

Jellyfish: Y11 B66 B23 B63 B60 RV19 RV17 RV55 RV63 RV52

Skin: E04 E02 E01 E00 E000 E0000

Mermaid flowers and legs: RV19 RV17 RV55 RV63 RV52

Mermaid bra, frill skirt and tail: RV69 RV66 RV14 RV13 RV11 RV0000

Dark stones: T8 T6 T3 T1

Green coral: BG78 G19 G05 BG23 BG01 BG0000

Hair: E74 E71 Y21 Y11 E51

Sand: E71 YR21 Y11 E51 E0000

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The sentiment was manually created in Microsoft Word before Ariela's digital image was printed. Interesting note, the rays of light were drawn in with a lead pencil and then 90% erased to colour over the top. Also, both the jellyfish and the mermaid's 'legs' were covered in a light layer of Stickles glitter glue.

I couldn't cut either of them down to a good size to layer onto a greeting card. So, for the second one, I basically just cut it as small as I dared and mounted it on some matching card.

The first one was a bit easier to cut down, and it was mounted with some fish and a seahorse that I'd coloured separately but didn't end up using.

I hope you like the end results! Cards can be found in my shop at:

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