Work-in-progress of a new picture for IllustrationFriday.com. Mermaid meets Octopus. Flesh meets beak.
I'm going to cut back on the detail for this picture. I'll also be more restrained with my coloring. More spot illo, less Hildebrandt. Hoping for a two day turnaround.
Here's the work up.
Concept sketch (red/blue) with revised lines (black).
Rough sketch - Details on the mermaid character.
Rough sketch - Composed with the crop and ready for the final sketch pass.