Colored Nai'a Picture

A little bit of mixed media... originally a sketch scanned and colored digitally. Obviously this is also one of those Horse/Mermaid creatures. Classical mythology calls them "Hippocampus" (which I think is terribly inelegant) and the Neopets place calls them "Peophins"... whatever you choose to call them, I thought it was a fun idea.

I "Disney-esqued" my version up quite a bit, and learned a great deal about Cartooning in the process, that is alot of it is based on getting only the general shapes and expressions and enlarging them to the point of being slightly rediculous, but they dont seem so rediculous because you've left out all the subtle details in the process...

I also learned quite about about painting digitally... which is a new thing for me. I dont know how much I like it, because Im one of those people who likes the movement of painting the traditional way, and also the blending, and just the "touching it" factor to establish a more intimate connection to the piece you are working on... but there are certain things about the digital media that I am finding I do actually like, such as the ability to undo mistakes and try various different color schemes by simply using different filters and adjustments.

At anyrate I had fun with this one... this was my very first attempt at this...
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