A Kiss for the Drowning One

As I mentioned before I wasn’t able to get the fashion illustration for this Wednesday done – soo much stuff going on! I’m just 4 pages away from finishing the pencil sketches of my comic (extremely exciting!) and I will start inking and uploading them once I get back from my holiday (Scotland I’m almost there!).

In my last post I gave some explanation why I’ve chosen to do a mini-series on selkies (some fancy seal-mermaid-creatures). I once heard a legend about them being truly evil monsters in disguise. Especially the girls. In that legend they are said to lure their victims – mostly young fishermen – to swim with them and then the selkie would drown him.

In this context it might seem a bit … semi-romantic … Here’s my take on it!

 

Selkie's Kiss

Underwater creatures!

This week I got further 10 pages for my comic project done and I am close to finishing the pencil work! (Yey!)

With a lot of stuff going on and just 8 more days to go before I am going on a holiday to Scotland I’m not sure if I can stick to my schedule and get another fashion illustration done in time. Instead I want to show you some “older” (done about two or three months ago) illustrations.

I did another mini series of 3 pieces on selkies. If you have never heard of those things – don’t worry! I hadn’t heard of them before either.

Selkies are a little bit like mermaids. They occur in Celtic mythology and are said to live in the ocean and at the shores of Ireland and Scotland (maybe I’ll see one soon!). Ashore they are beautiful ie (I rarely heard of male selkies) that either hide the fur of a seal or wear it while leaving the water. Once they go back into the sea they put the fur back on and become seals. If a selkie loses her (his) fur the selkie is meant to stay a human for ever.

I really liked those legends and I just felt like doing some drawings on that topic. Another truly awesome aspect of these myths is that they are set under water too! And long hair floating in water is just a beautiful image itself! As a great hair lover I couldn’t ignore that, could I?

The first selkie I ever drew, still in her human shape (and yes, I know. She’s in my header ;)).

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

Selkie

 

One of those days…

It still is Wednesday – at least for another hour and 9 minutes – thus I am still in time with my Wednesday post.

Today was really busy even though I didn’t leave my desk at work very often. It was one of those days that start of really bad. In the morning I couldn’t find my hair dryer, then I somehow managed to get some make-up in my hair (which of course didn’t wash off), I stepped in dog poo, missed the metro and made a huge mess trying to eat my lunch (a mango which I hadn’t peeled before) so I had to clean that up too.

However I got almost 3 pages of my comic done, which is pretty good! I usually get like 1-2 done a day. It’s taking shape and it’s going to be exciting soon! I will post pictures of the inked lineart as soon as I am back from my holiday (just one and a half week to go).

But to get to the point of today’s post: The finished illustration of my lovely lady of the sea! I worked with different programmes on it (Photoshop and Manga Studio) and found those awesome brushes that look like soap bubbles.. I just had to use them! I hope you like it (: As always please feel free to share your thoughts whether you like how it turned out or you don’t!

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