Another fountain pen sketch in my Epsilon sketchbook… I used Waterman Havana Brown ink
Drink it tomorrow morning before the sun rises, while you are sitting on the beach. Your tail will divide and shrink, until it becomes what human beings call ‘pretty legs.’ It will hurt; it will feel as if a sword were going through your body. All who see you will say that you are the most beautiful human child they have ever seen. You will walk more gracefully than any dancer; but every time your foot touches the ground it will feel as though you were walking on knives so sharp that your blood must flow. If you are willing to suffer all this, then I can help you.”
“I will,” whispered the little mermaid, and thought of her prince and how she would win an immortal
The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid.
Ink and watercolour on Arches hot pressed paper, 30 x 40 cm
I hope everyone is doing great! As I already mentioned, I had a bad cold and terrible headache in the last couple of days so I really missed painting and drawing. You can’t imagine how happy I was to finally open up my watercolour box yesterday and paint a bit.
I used a sketch I have drawn some time ago and here is the finished illustration…
Hello once again,
recently, I’ve been kept busy with my comissions. One of them was illustrating a story for the next issue of Black Lantern Publishing A Macabre Journal of Literature & Art .
I’ve had a great time painting this illustration! Not only was the client very nice but I can also hardly imagine being given more freedom while working on a commission. Everything, starting with the interpretation of the story right through to the technique and even paper size was basically up to me, so I decided to take my time and go for something more traditional and detailed this time.
Watercolor on paper, about 30 x 40 cm