//Personal Work: The Mermaid Collector

Personal Work: The Mermaid Collector

By |2018-07-22T12:38:26+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Art, Personal Work|Tags: |0 Comments

“I found them inside an old shipwreck, pried them from an old cabinet of sorts. I have but six, but I will find more. There are always more.”

Last year for #MerMay I drew a serious of post-apocalyptic mermaids, which I immensely enjoyed. I really wanted to turn it into a painted series, so I am thrilled to finally be able to share this mermaid with you all. I’m been trying to switch up my process and push myself further, as so I had to knock the painting back several times and redo a lot of the mistakes I had done in the drawing phase, despite the setbacks I think it paid off in the end and I learned quite a bit from the process.

Some of the main changes were a less stiff pose, longer tail, smaller head, better hands and of course more knick-knacks!

I’m going to debut the Limited Edition Prints of this piece at GenCon next month. The remaining stock will be available through my online shop after the convention, a smaller open edition will also be made available to patrons.

About the Author:

Award-winning Illustrator, Artist, and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily share her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in the Kingdom of Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

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