Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mixed Media Monday "Mermaids'






Well today I came across another great website 'Mixed Media Monday'. I thought I would attempt the theme as I have been playing around a little bit with mixed media plus I really wanted to re do my mermaid that I did for my very first Illustration Friday attempt a while back. So here it is. I used water colour paints on acrylic paper, then went over parts in acrylic ink and acrylic paint, then went over it with black liner pen. I really like using the acrylics on top of water colour as sometimes water colour lacks a bit of oomf for me. I also made this a little project for Rhys, my nearly six year old boy and he had a great time with glitter paints, pens, texta's and all sorts. I drew a basic mermaid and he did the rest. Riley my 2 and half year old had a go but decided not to follow the theme and painted a tunnel, that one is still drying on our deck.

8 comments:

Femmy said...

gorgeous!!!

herminesplace said...

Great mermaids! they are fun

Diana Evans said...

wonderful mermaids!!! I always loved mermaids....

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Annette Q said...

Hi Nicola...These mermaids are lovely! I love the position of the mermaid facing towards us in that first one, what a great idea! And what lovely projects for your kids- bet they had lots of good, messy fun! theres nothing quite like it:-)

mixedmediamonday said...

Nicola, this is gorgeous! Tell Rhys he's a great artist :-) I'm so glad you found Mixed Media Monday. Diane

Janny said...

Beautiful and what a young artist;o)

Penny said...

This one is really special Nic. Well done! xxx

Kim H. said...

Gorgeous mermaid! I love that your child got involved with this theme too! Great work!

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