Although my new website has been up and running for a while now, I thought May was the perfect time to celebrate this happy occassion. May of course is the month of one of my favorite mythological creatures, the mermaid. Hence the name MerMay, an often used tag on Instagram. And to celebrate the launch of my new website, you now have a chance to win this girl!
What do you have to do for a chance to win this drawing?
It's easy. Check my Instagram account 'saskiafrankensaers' and start following me. Then browse to my jellyfish girl post, and leave a respond. Why should you be the one to win this illustration?
I will announce the winner on Thursday night, on May 31st.
Creating my jellyfish mermaid drawing
Like most of my drawings, I started out setting up my drawing in light blue. After that I added the shadows and highlights with ombre and white. This is always one of my favorite parts, because at this moment an illustration really starts to come alive.
But also blending my Prismacolors on the paper is a fun part of the process. Recently I bought myself a blender, with which I can blend the colors of my pencils even more easily.
The finishing touches
But the thing that really makes my drawings 'pop' are the ink lines, and the titanium white accents. With black markers I add my characteristic linework. The shadows are extra accentuated, making them look even more dark.
The titanium white acrylic paint really finishes the sketch.
Win an original illustration
How cool would it be to win this original illustration? Check out my Instagram account, give me a follow, and respond to my jellyfish girl post why you should be the one winning this drawing. And perhaps this pouty jellyfish mermaid will be hanging on your wall!