Sparkling Mermaid


My body is not perfect, but I sparkle of color and joy.

This pretty much sums up how I felt when I painted this mermaid.
I drew her in my favorite colors of purple and teal*.
Adding contrast with green and pink and blue.
I used a watercolor wash for the background adding splatters of color.
And I finished the image with sparkles on her body using shimmering metallic ink

*o.k. black will always be #1, but it's not a color 😎

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Sorry, but I did not take step by step photos of the process for this pic. I was fully immersed in the creation process, but...

here's a few close ups, so you can see the sparkle:

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Thanks for reading and viewing. I hope you enjoyed!


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It's a fine sentiment :) To sparkle life and joy! And "perfect" bodies are just an illusion anyway, it is better to be happy and healthy :)

Very nice drawing, @oceanbee :) I love her hair, so green and wild in the sea ! And that gold detailing is so pretty! I love the tail and the starfish very much :D


I completely agree @veryspider and have nothing to add to your words :)
Yeah, the body is a bit - meh, but I love wild hair (drives my hairdresser nuts - hahaha)

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Her eyes 😍

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I'm glad you like them :)