I have been working with Illustrator more and more to improve my drawing skills. I recently finished the image on the left, which I have titled, Three Sisters. In keeping with a nautical theme, I constructed the image of three women wading in the ocean. I suppose that I meant for them to be mermaids with the addition of the scales around the eyes.
I started off by choosing three photographs, which I roughly traced and then shaded and colored for hours. The hair and eyes show many layers of highlights and low-lights. You can see the progression of the work down below as well as some close-up shots of the image. I drew the texture of the water without any reference. I think it could use some improvement to get it looking just right, but I can continue to work on it as I go. Thanks for looking!
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Inspirations and creations by Caroline.