Mermaid (Friendship, companion) WIP.
xin li last edited by xin li
Hi. I almost decided to skip the contest this time, but I really really want to draw the underwater scene (Which I have never done before).
So here are some of my thumbnails.
Which story is worth telling? which concept is interesting to you?
#1: A lazy Sunday walk with your pet seahorse.
Keywords: Playful, optimistic, relaxed, happy.
#2: The fish herder. (a mermaid holding a group of giant fish, swimming away into the deep sea.)
Keywords: Mysterious, surreal.
#3: let's go, big guy! (Tiny mermaid is ready to go for a walk with her giant fish pet)
Keywords: Fun, friendly, content.
#4: WIll you be my friend? (A mermaid with a giant hairdo, meets a tiny seahorse).
Keywords: curious, fun. playful.
#5 Tea party ( a human child is coming for a playdate with a mermaid. She is in the middle of the tea party (a bit of Alice in Wonderland reference).
Keywords: fun, playful.
Heather Boyd last edited by Heather Boyd
I like the creature character (the big guy) in number 3 but my favourite is the herder in number 2 -I think that idea is unique and I would play around with that one. Number 5 is a cute idea and is composed nicely.
suenaumi last edited by
@xin-li Great ideas. I like the fish herder probably the most! Something tells me that they would have morecollective power than her, so I wonder what would happen if you put them in front of her like she has them on leashes and is trying to hold them back?
xin li last edited by
@suenaumi hmmm. interesting thought. I will try that.
I like number 3 the best
Nathalie Kranich last edited by
I like the compositions of 2 and 4 a lot and think they're worth pursuing, but in terms of story I love the idea of number 5! That could end up being really cute. I think all of them are a good start so I reckon whatever you go with is gonna end up being a nice picture.
Squirrel Size last edited by
They are all such good ideas! Great job with the thumbnails. I like #5 the most. Probably because I just love tea parties and I love the story behind it
I would love to see a tea party! That’s my favorite idea
xin li last edited by
Thanks for the suggestions so far. I might take both the fish herder and the tea party idea to the rough comp stage to see which one I like the best, and which one I am more likely managing to pull it off.
I really like the fish herder idea myself, but I am not sure if I am able to pull it off, struggled quite a bit even in the thumbnail stage It is a very much scene based piece, and I have never painted the underwater scene before, nor did I drew many fishes.