April 25, 2012

Mermaid Sushi is good for you!

Alrighty, today I have a good evolution of imagery for you!  This started as a painting in a painting class I took in college my Junior year--we were supposed to do something that imitated another painter, and I chose my all time favorite, Alphonse Mucha.  He's just too awesome not to!  So after deciding on that, I settled on a Mermaid made into sushi.  That was the easy part.  Let's just say that my painting skills were terrible that year.

Well, a year and a half later, I remade the image for a digital illustration class, with much more satisfying results.  Below is the WIP for the painting and the final result in digital illustration.

And who knows? I may touch it up again sometime--I personally want a t-shirt of it. :3

Original WIP for Mermaid sushi.  Rough, rough with color.  I then drew out the details and projected it onto a canvas, resulting in the painting on the end there.  It looks terrible.
Second pass prep for Mermaid sushi.  Image was scanned in and outlined.  Color corrections were made to be better matched to Alphonse Mucha's style.
Final product:  Digital Illustration made in Photoshop CS5.

1 comment:

  1. Really love this one. It's fun looking at all the process sketches and seeing the variations. Thanks for posting!