“It was an old world that slept in the deep, it had been there for as long as she could remember. The ornamentation of barnacles and seaweed gave it an almost ghostly appearance. She had made her home there. Her own little castle in what was once a captain’s cabin. She liked collecting the white objects with the blue markings she found in cupboards throughout the wreckage. They had curious drawings, perhaps they were magical markings? She didn’t know, but surely they were sacred. They were so pretty after all, like nothing else in the deep.”

Happy MerMay, friend! This Porcelain Mermaid illustration started as a quick drawing in my sketchbook, but she just called to be more. I’ve been working on her in between client projects throughout this month. I hope you like here!

Here is a quick overview of the painting process, simply click it to see it at a larger scale.

Painting Steps Illustration of a Post Apocalyptic Mermaid with a blue and white porcelain skin pattern.