"I will prepare a draught for you, with which you must swim to land tomorrow before sunrise, and sit down on the shore and drink it. Your tail will then disappear, and shrink up into what mankind calls legs, and you will feel great pain, as if a sword were passing through you."
"But think again," said the witch; "for when once your shape has become like a human being, you can no more be a mermaid."
-From Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid"
Another illustration for my Illustration Techniques I class. The technique we practiced in this piece was the acrylic transfer process
. We transfered laser prints using gel medium and painted on top with acrylic paint. This was my first time using artist grade acrylic paint to create an image and I am so very pleased with it!
Mayhaps more of this method in the future?
12"x16", Acrylics and acrylic transfer on wood panel.