Chapter Three: Dreaming

Page 84-85 — After an eventful first day at sea, Sami dreams…

Greetings, Sea-folk! As promised In my last missive, I will be posting pages as I get them done. You may remember that this was due to a crazy-busy convention season; well, a funny thing happened on the way to the second and third cons: I caught the nastiest “cold” (that word seems like the understatement of the century) I’ve had in many a year and had to cancel my whole trip, which disappointed me deeply.

I was too sick even to draw comics (which I had planned to do on my trip), so I’ve only started back to work, slowly, over the last week. I decided to take my time on this double-page spread and really enjoy it as therapy, which I did. It’s a good way to work, slowly and carefully and thoughtfully; I often don’t have time to do that with deadlines looming.

So I hope you enjoy this page, and this mysterious dream that Sami is having! I’ll continue posting pages as I get them done, as I am still recovering and need to take things lightly for a bit.

Mermaid Reflection

When you look in a still pool at the side of the sea, what do you see?

Reflection Mermaid.jpg

The above is a much larger version of the tiny drawing below, for which I had many requests to make a print. But it was too small to offer a larger version, and anyway it was a pretty quick little thing — so I decided to re-do it in watercolour. I’ll have some copy-shop prints on nice paper available this weekend at CCAF (see my post about my full convention itinerary here!) but I think this one may be worthy of doing some fancy giclee prints. Stay tuned!

mermaid reflection

From “Practice”, a wee book I made from the drawings I did for the month-long Opus Practice Challenge. Every day there was a prompt word; that day’s was “reflection”.

The Mermaid’s Pearl

Here’s the second in the week-long series of A Mermaid a Day sketch cards for you to download! (Please see the permission blurb below.)

mermaid holding giant pearl

This mermaid has found a rare enormous pearl which will enable her to communicate with anyone else who has one!

You have my permission to use, for personal use only, any of these to make home-printed stickers, postcards, iron-on patches, place cards for a mermaid party — if your home printer can do it, have at it! You can even use them for your avatar on social media, if you credit me. Just don’t sell them or print them commercially or remove my teeny imprint, please.  The originals of these are tiny, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, so don’t expect them to print large; I’ve uploaded them at full resolution, though, so they should be suitable for small uses as mentioned above.

A Week of Merfolk!

Root Redwing has found her thieves, and we’ll get back to our main story next Monday! In the meantime, just to gear us all up for it, I’m going to post each day here on the Mermaid Music blog one of my sketch cards that I’ve done for the Opus Daily Practice Challenge this year. I’ve been doing all kinds of things for that (see my Facebook Page if you’re interested), but it just so happens that seven so far are Mermaid-Music appropriate!

And, bonus — you have my permission to use, for personal use only, any of these to make home-printed stickers, postcards, iron-on patches, place cards for a mermaid party — if your home printer can do it, have at it! You can even use them for your avatar on social media, if you credit me. Just don’t sell them or print them commercially or remove my teeny imprint, please.  The originals of these are tiny, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, so don’t expect them to print large; I’ve uploaded them at full resolution, though, so they should be suitable for small uses as mentioned above.

Watercolour of mer-child holding up sea-shell

Young Freckle was looking for a seashell to turn into a horn — but this one is occupied!

Chapter Two — Over the Waves

First Root's disdain for her brother's choice, then Bone's Jo's sneering, and now even Cook? What is wrong with farming?

Page 72 — First Root’s disdain for her brother’s choice, then Bone’s Jo’s sneering, and now even Cook? What is wrong with farming?

Hi everyone, welcome to the new posting schedule! Now you can face Monday morning with a brief break for a breath of bracing salt sea air aboard the Mermaid!