I just finished a new painting commissioned for a personal collection. I jumped at the opportunity to do this, because the only real guideline was that it should be a mermaid—which definitely tops my list of favorite subject matter!


I also really enjoyed this project because with such a juggle of my digital illustration work + full-time design hours, I just haven’t been able to take these kinds of projects on much lately— and I do miss getting my hands on real brushes and paint!


I’ve included here a few images of the process—including sketches, color study, underpainting, and development of the final piece.