Enchanted Mermaid | Digital Painting by Raederle

Enchanted Mermaid

November 2008
By Raederle Phoenix

This digital painting, the "Enchanted Mermaid" is one of my first that I was really proud of. I created this piece in November 2008.

 The slide show shows the progression of the painting:

The "finished" version:

Enchanted Mermaid
By Raederle Phoenix, November 2008

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I often go back and work again on an older work, so a newer version may be created at some point.

Drawn with pencil.
Colored with Photoshop.
I believe I mostly used a mouse on this picture, since my wacom was acting up.

~ Raederle Phoenix
When reading, the most incredible things I've ever learned came from stories. Stories are more memorable. They create images and time-lines in our minds. They give us all the background information that lead up to a great moment, a great realization, a great break-through.
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