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05 May 2002, 09:56 PM
Okay, I found the gutts to join the challenge.
I read the April-challenge stops on May 15 so I still have a couple of days. Hope I'll find the time.

Just finished this sketch of the little mermaid.
I'm going for a goldfish-look :)
The fins look a bit too thik now but that's just because of the sketchwork. Want to keep 'm very light, like transperent.

Want to keep the coloring a little sketchy/smooth mix, well... let's just see what time will bring.

Hope you like her. Please critt before I ink her.

Bye, Jeroentje :wavey:

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btw, as Crumb said; "A dirty mind is a joy forever".

05 May 2002, 11:19 PM
Looks nice, and good to see more people joining the challenge!!
The only thing I'd say is that her face doesn't look very feminine. Other than that it's looking good!

05 May 2002, 11:39 PM
O jee,
Ik vrees dat onze kritiek ongenadig verpletterd zal worden eens we het uiteindelijke resultaat te zien krijgen.
Als ik je vorige posts bekijk :eek:

Het ziet er al redelijk goed uit hoor, misschien kon haar lichaam ietsje langer zijn, maar dan nog, een goudvis heeft niet echt een langwerpig lijf :hmm:
En de manier waarop haar haar in het water waaierd, heel mooi :thumbsup:

Veel plezier er nog mee!

05 May 2002, 12:19 AM
hey great sketch! that would look greeat painted, good composition, but i must agree with puddlefish the face looks a little manly due to the very large cheek bones and jaw reminds me of the comic book artist Frank Quitely on how he draws women. Can't wait to see it painted though!!!

05 May 2002, 07:24 AM
I've just taken a look at the goldfishes in the watertank here at the frontdesk. Theres definately gonna be some changes in the fins&tail tonight. About the face: yes you're right, she does look a bit to manly now, but I use these lines just for figuring out the main-shapes. I do the lines for placing of the shadows, and erase 'm afterwards, so everything gets a lot softer.

Have to start working now :annoyed: , it's 9.30 in the morning here.

05 May 2002, 09:43 PM
Hmm, 44 views in 23 hours.

I'm having a good time and that's the most important.

Here's the (semi-)final inking. :wip:
I will start coloring now and just change some details in the lining while doing that.

I really hate my first posting when I see it back.
Women should be gracefull. That's why I got rid of the side fins.
I did add gills aswell as you can see.

Hope you enjoy this as much as i do. :bounce:
Cheers, Jeroentje :beer:

05 May 2002, 10:27 PM
btw here's a close-up.
As I said, all the lines in her face are just for shape.
They'll be gone in the end.

I will start painting tomorrow (...or get a life :insane: . One or the other).

Going to bed now. (0:32)

05 May 2002, 10:30 PM
Looks good so far, but I'd make her jawline more angular, and the chin a little smaller.

05 May 2002, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by puddlefish
Looks good so far, but I'd make her jawline more angular, and the chin a little smaller.

Thanks man.
Specially from you. Your entry really kicks ass! :buttrock:
Sorry, about "more angular", my english is failing on me.
I would love to hear what you mean.

Bye, jeroentje

05 May 2002, 08:21 AM
Do you mean that you want a bigger jaw?

btw I think she looks like a "healthy farmers-daughter" now. :)

Will start coloring this afternoon.

05 May 2002, 10:41 AM
jawline more angular, and the chin a little smaller.

Hij wil dat haar kaakuitlijning wat hoekiger is, en een kleinere kin.
Sorry again for the Dutch.

I wouldn't make the jaw bigger, she'd start looking to manly.
It even might be a good idea do make the entire jaw a little smaller and a little less round.

05 May 2002, 11:45 AM
Okay, here's a wip for you.

About her jaw&chin; I think she's lovely and I'll keep her this way. (I like a firm woman :) ) Think it gives her some personality. Too standard women are boring. It's the little mistakes nature makes that make them really sexy.

I'm just finding the main shadows now, finding the lightning.
Color's not good yet, way to brown, she's a redhead so she will be a lot paler. But I will put an adjustmentlayer on top of my bodycolorlayer later. It's just shaping now.

Have to do some other things now, will be back to this in a few hours.

jeroentje :wavey:

05 May 2002, 11:47 AM
:D sorry, forgot the picture.

05 May 2002, 04:05 PM
And here's another wip for you.
I could use some support please :sad:

05 May 2002, 04:07 PM
Man! I keep forgetting to attach the pictures.

05 May 2002, 02:11 AM
her nipples are a big too big and stratched out, otherwise, great!

05 May 2002, 09:26 AM
Thanx for the compliment. :bounce:

Quote from "the Full Monty";
"Do you really think her breast are too big? Is that possible? I didn't know that was possible..."

Anyway, you might have a point though.
(or is it "tho", trying to improve my English)


05 May 2002, 01:25 PM
Just made a horizontally flip of the image. I now see what's wrong with the face!!!!

Puddlefish.. I stand corrected. :blush:

I will start working on it tonight again if I can find the time (it's 15:27 here... 1h33m to go).


05 May 2002, 08:11 PM
Okay, I'm running out of patience with this lady now. I'm finishing the last details.

Cheers, :beer:

Here's the new face, think she could use some more hair:

05 May 2002, 09:09 PM
:applause: This is great.Like it....Just one crit:make the chin smaller.She is great,give her an enviroment!

05 May 2002, 05:21 AM
Thank you!
I see some more things that should be changed in her face.


btw, I'm working on an animation of her making passionate love now.

05 May 2002, 09:17 AM
Here's the animation.

Too bad for you that mermaids only make love with the lights out.
HAHAHA :twisted:

Nearly finished now.

btw whatever sick drawing you have in mind now; please keep it to yourself. Let's keep it descent here ;)

05 May 2002, 10:56 AM
Okay, I think she deserved something nice after that bad joke.
So I gave her some earrings. Jade is her color.
(edit - typo)

05 May 2002, 10:57 AM
And here's a detail of the fishie-part.

05 May 2002, 10:59 AM
Zooming out now...

05 May 2002, 11:16 AM
And here's the complete drawing.

Can't go any bigger since I work in Photoshop 4.0 without the save for web function. (And without the history-palet. That one I missed even more. Just installed 5.0 so that last thing won't be a problem 4 the future.)

I put in a quote from Harry Potter 4 about mermaids... Maybe I shouldn't be mixing up naked women with childrensbooks but he... it's MY party here :)

Hope you all like it.

Bye jeroentje :wavey:

(ps, if you decide to rate her; please be gentle with her ;) )

05 May 2002, 11:29 AM
Looks great! well done :thumbsup:
eeeeeewww... photoshop 4.....:shame:

05 May 2002, 07:39 AM
Thank you Master puddlefish :wavey:

05 May 2002, 10:23 AM
She's looking really really good.
And it's to my eyes totally original, i've never seen a mermaid draw like this (the tail). Exelent attention to details as well (hands, tail). And her face looks very "real".
Come to think of it, it didn't really took you all that long to complete this work.

I can't believe no-one has given you a fair rating for your work.
You deserve at least the amount of stars I'm giving you.

05 May 2002, 10:46 AM
:love: :blush:
Thanks you so much, my Belgium friend!
Really appreciate this!

btw, I'm practicing faces. I want to get better at that. I will start a new thread now.

05 May 2002, 01:52 PM
:) Hey...I see it finished...Well done.Great job!:thumbsup:

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