Weekly Art Challenge: Mermaid and Catfish

Mermaid and Catfish

This was painted for Weekly Art Challenge #188. The challenge was part of the #mermay challenge. I painted a mermaid playing with a catfish as if it's her cat.

I didn't love the way the mermaid's face came out. Also, I tried inking on top of the paint this time, and that caused much more ink than I expected to flow out of the pen.

I tried to paint this a second time without sketching it because I wanted a better background, and I wanted to try not using ink. I ended up liking the first attempt better.

Mermaid and Catfish 2

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