Sunday, June 12, 2011

American Mermaid with Beach Ball ACEO Drawing

She should turn back. If any of the elders found out she had ventured this close to land, she would have to tread through a stern lecture. In mid swirl, she spied a curious circular shadow bobbing along the sea floor. Above her, stars and stripes beckoned. She broke the surface and gleefully tossed the patriotic beach ball into the air, flipping it back with her fin. It was only then she noticed a human boy standing on the shore, watching her with wide eyes. She smiled mischievously before launching it back to him on the next wave and disappearing into the ocean deep.

American Mermaid and Beach Ball

ACEO inked with black Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and colored with Prismacolor pencils. Magnet print available on Etsy.

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32 comments :

  1. She's a mischievous one. =) Love her fin cuff bracelets. She's beautiful, AQ!

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  2. oh we're coming up to July 4th too! Nice.

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  3. love the blue hue - it brings in the water element quite nicely

    have a lovely day.

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  4. Great way to work in some patriotism! Lovely work and clever design.

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  5. Love your new American Mermaid. Your description of her makes me believe she is real!!!!! Will be looking for her on my next trip to the beach!!!!

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  6. Fantastic! Great story to accompany it.

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  7. she is wonderful
    every detail is fabulous to take in.

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  8. This is seriously cool! I LOVE it and your colours. Reminds me of Wonder Woman, too. Hee :D Nice work.

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  9. I LOVE this bad girl, not to mention her star hair pin and her beach ball. And great work with the colors.

    Also thanks for listing the type of pencils you use. Looks like they blend really well.

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  10. Great sketch, and I love your story!! I can't believe you got all of that on ACEO! Wow!

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  11. I love the colors you chose for her. Perfect!

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  12. Your mermaid is simply lovely.

    Ruth

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  13. Love the accompanying tale to go with this great 'blue' ACEO.

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  14. Wow - your work is amazing. I love the story and detail here! Thank you for joining The Summer of Color and I look forward to more of your beautiful work, Kristin xo

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  15. Loving this mermaid! Awesome art! :)

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  16. This look great colored. Lovin the red white n ble, also love the beach ball and her scales, looks great!

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  17. She could be a superhero! She's like a female Captain America (with fish tail, heehee) and her beach ball reminds me of his shield.

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  18. Wow, you got it finished! I love the story <3 You're so talented.

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  19. Hi! Interesting story!

    Stumbled you...my post is:
    http://keenlykristin.com/2011/06/lebron-james-and-his-epic-fail/

    Thanks!
    Kristin :)

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  20. Wow!

    Stumbled, mine is http://kellysluckyyou.com/2011/06/mattress-shopping-dont-leave-home-without-reading-these-tips/

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  21. It's beautiful


    I stumbled you, my post is "The Power of Mind" found in this link - http://www.lifeascending.info/the-power-of-mind/

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  22. Beautiful! Striking! Love it!

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  23. She looks like a super hero!

    I stumbled you. My post is http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-reading-programs.html

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  24. oh like like like your story...oh super the super hero!!!;-))

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  25. Oh wow this is totally wonderful...love it.

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  26. Wow, great job! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  27. What an awesome project!!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project on the T.G.I.F. Linky Party at Craft Junkie Too. I hope you come back next week to share more crafty projects.

    ♥Tracy

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