//Personal Work: The Porcelain Mermaid

Personal Work: The Porcelain Mermaid

By |2018-05-31T15:51:05+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Art, Personal Work|Tags: |2 Comments

“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.

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.


  1. Lori June 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I love her! What kind of painting? Acrylic or is this digital?

    • Kiri June 6, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Lori, it’s digital. The majority of my work is 🙂

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