Sunday, 11 August 2013

Mermaid magic........

Ha ha ha ha ha,

my gorgeous 6yr old daughter, Millie, challenged me to draw a mermaid in my journal - lol how could I refuse!!!!!!!!

We have been playing with an Usborne children's drawing book which teaches you to draw mermaids and fairies (from a childs' perspective of course) and we have been having soooooooo much fun.

Here is my take on it, a single side in my large altered book journal............



Childlike maybe (lol I kept to my challenge brief!!) but so very liberating!

Products used were Decoart Americana and craft acrylic, pebeo iridescent acrylic, a multitude of glittery gel pens, a TCW stencil, and seaweed stamps from a 'Little Big Tree' set.

Hmm, what to do on the adjoining page now!!??

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts are always appreciated.

Huge hugs

Dawn x

9 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I used to love those usborne books when my son was small - we used them alot too. Love your flowing haired mermaid. She's adorable. xox

BJ said...

I think a seahorse on the joining page For 49yr old Billy as opposed to 6yr old Millie - LOL. Love your Mermaid. BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is NOT the least bit childish. This is PURE art and PURE fun. I love it. I'm with BJ. A seahorse with a little seaweed thrown in, would be fun to tie in the other side of the spread.

Traceyr said...

Well she looks like she is being tickled Dawn, so on the adjoining page maybe an octopus with it's tickling tenticles? haahaha

I love the mermaid. Great choice Millie. :)

Gio said...

It's so sweet!! It's perfect in her body, quite simple but lovely in her face.

Why don't you draw a new one on the other page? Maybe with the opposite angle, would be perfect!

Karen Gist said...

Lovely mermaid and lovely suggestions above! Now I would have suggested that Millie did her mermaid opposite :D xxx

Sandy said...

Well Dawn - your mermaid is magic. I love the colors you have used. Maybe I ought to get a children's drawing book!!
Sandy

Coco said...

hahaha, my almost 6 yr old Constance who is looking your mermaid with me has just told me to buy such drawing book !!! It's perfect sweetie, I love your page and this beautiful mermaid with her lovely hair !!! xxx

Tammy N said...

Such a fun mermaid. She looks like she is actually under the water. Great piece of art.