In my last blog I showed you a picture of the Mermaid Munny I was working on. I can now happily say that she's done, and that I now have a series of Munny figures I'm painting ;-)
But I also created a new version of an old illustration of mine this month. I recreated my old Moon illustration from 2010.
Last month if course I started on painting my Mermaid Munny. However, it took some time finishing her. And I have the hot summer weather to blame. It was 35 degrees Celcius in my studio! That wasn't going to work for me. And of course the fact that when you live in Holland, and it's nice weather, you really need to enjoy the moment.
My Mermaid Munny agreed with me, and she wound up chilling in my blue hydrangea, in-between painting sessions.
But finally she was done. I painted her with acrylic paint. The pearlescent accents I created with pearlescent paint. And of course I added some rhinestones to my Mermaid Munny, the same way I did for my first.
Moon 2010 versus 2018
I also recreated my old Moon illustration. I wanted to give this personal milestone from 2010 a makeover. My style has developed in such a way these last years, that I can now rightfully say I have my own style. I don't have a preference for one of these two Moons. Simply because of the fact that Moon 2010 has meant so much to my drawing and painting art. However, I do like the fact that my illustrations are much more stylized, but also more loose. Or should I say, more natural. Especially when it comes to body movement. And very important to me personally: I always had trouble drawing hands and feet, and although it still isn't a walk in the park to me, it has become more easy.
Which version of Moon do you like the best?
Would you like to see how my earlier artwork looked like, then check this article.