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The Pumpkin Mermaid by charfade The Pumpkin Mermaid by charfade
What would it look like to have Halloween on the beach? Thats the question I asked myself when doing this illustration. At first I had a kraken going trick or treating, because I like the contrast of a kid and evil kraken, then added a mermaid but the composition of the image wasn't working out.  It wasn't conveying the story I wanted it too.. So then I started to land on this composition of The Pumpkin Mermaid. I didn't see anything else quite like it and started to go with it. I brought back in the kraken though with the tentacles to break up the harsh strait lines of the boarder. Keep in mind I also have to recreate this image in chalk so the elements that are popping out are to add more interest to the painting when I chalk it on the ground.

Time: About 1 to 2 weeks. Sketching painting on and off, total time unsure.
Program: Photoshop CS3
Created using wacom bamboo touch

Original artwork, The Pumpkin Mermaid © Charfade 2013
Please do not alter, reproduce, replicate in anyway.
Explicit consent for the use of this work must be in writing and can only issued by the artist Charfade. All other permissions denied.


Thank you to anastasiya-landa and her daughter for the permission to use this stock as a working ref for this painting.


Street Art Chalk version


And special thanks to the following for their wonderful help and suggestions with this painting during livestream.
:iconbahkana: :iconmuzski: :iconbejzar: :iconindu-art:




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:iconmuzski:
muzski Oct 25, 2013   Digital Artist
She turned out v well. Good luck with chalk version, Cass.

Thanks fr the mention. x
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daPatches Oct 24, 2013   General Artist
This is such a unique idea!! She's adooorable! I like that you went for a child instead of a grown mermaid too :)
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TerraRavenBearheart Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute, I love the colourcombination. :aww:
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:iconcharfade:
^^ thank yous! Aww
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TerraRavenBearheart Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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TheDivineMissM-94 Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This is gorgeous :iconaaahhplz:

The colour scheme is particularly beautiful, I love the sky and sea :love: The composition is wonderful, and I especially like the way the tentacles frame the piece :D

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:iconcharfade:
:D daw thanks. I was trying really hard to keep to the selected colors of the logo of the event, they worked out really well together. ^^ thanks so much for the lovely comment! 
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TheDivineMissM-94 Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's a great idea! And you're very welcome :D
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:iconindu-art:
It turned out great Charfade! As always :-)
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:iconcharfade:
^^ thanks industry! <3
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