I guess I'm going through a phase where I like to redo old drawings of mine because I'm attempting to do it again. I have always loved The Little Mermaid and after a trip to a Florida underwater mermaid show about two weeks ago I've been wanting to put some samples from the story back into my portfolio.
It's a not so secret dream of mine to someday do a version of the story, illustrated by myself, and I find the part with the mermaid in her garden particularly heartbreaking so I'm going there again.
"She was a strange child, quiet and thoughtful; and while her sisters would be delighted with the wonderful things which they obtained from the wrecks of vessels, she cared for nothing but her pretty red flowers, like the sun, excepting a beautiful marble statue. It was the representation of a handsome boy, carved out of pure white stone, which had fallen to the bottom of the sea from a wreck." taken from
- The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
Here is the drawing I did bout 3-4 years ago:
I like it a lot but I think it could be updated and made a little bit more dramatic.
Here are some of my thought process sketches.
Any thoughts or feelings about these sketches would be much appreciated! I always like to know what other people think before I "dive"(har har har...I suck) into a final piece