MerMay 2018 - Scariel
Wanting to get into another zeitgeist movement in art culture, I did a #MerMay doodle. It’s a sea monster version of Ariel; I call it Scariel. Mainly I wanted to make a female version of the Amphibian Man from “The Shape of Water.” But in the end, using Ariel from Disney's “The Little Mermaid,” made the most sense to give it a cultural charge.
My ink work has been consistently improving, but it highlights my more stagnant color work. I did two passes on the coloration. A full color take that ended up far less dynamic then I wanted. It also de-emphasized the face too much. So then I did a much more subtle light color wash take. A little better but the red hair still pulled away from the importance of the face. It did however harmonized the torso better. Not sure what was best so here is all three.