This one's for a fantasy painting assignment at school. It really took me forever, literally days. The last night I worked on it, I pulled an all nighter. I'm still new at this painting thing, so I know there are more than a few mistakes I kind of like the idea that each one of the mermaids is a different deadly sin. Black and White- Sloth Red- Wrath Aqua- Lust... That wasn't the original plan but it kind of turned out like that
The following are 3 steps I used to complete the piece. There are other steps of course but these are the 3 major steps.
-Thumbnails, Roughs, Preliminary sketches, comps and color comps (sketches with pencil, colors with Photoshop) Final, full size pencilsBefore final painting I do an underpainting (my underwater underpainting was blue)