Title: The Mermaid (commission)
Name: Cris de Lara
The Mermaid. She will drag you to her domains and make you dream.
This is what Bill, SirenaBonita, a DeviantArt premium member (http://sirenabonita.deviantart.com/) thought when he come up with an inquire to produce one pinup 11 X 17 inches print (digital art) to him.
Bill likes mermaids very much, and he gave me all freedom to make a pinup to him. The only requirement, that the mermaid should remember one model he likes: Vikki Blows, which official site is in this link: http://www.vikkiblowsloveshates.com.
As my client has asked, this is the result.
If you wish you can see more about how I produced it in my website, news section just click on this link (http://www.crisdelara.com/news/mermaidCommissionBill/mermaidCommBill.html#mermaid01)
I did the initial pencil sketch, scanned it, send to the client that has approved it.
After that I made a speed painting version on Photoshop and sent it again to the client, that approved.
The final step was adding the background to complete and balance the scene.
Everything took around 3 weeks, with a workload of 2/3 hours a day.
Thank you Bill for giving me all freedom to develop this image to you and for trusting on my skills; I am sure you loved your 11 X 17 inches print pinup.
I also hope you like it and as always comments are welcome.