I knew I wanted to do hands with henna tattooing in turquoise and I wanted to do a mermaidish sort of girl- but she didn't want to BE done and after wasting a day trying to get her to work with me, I switched tactics. The patterns on the hands I drew reminded me of scales (which is where the mermaid came from ;)) but they also reminded me of peacock feathers and I had a vintage Vogue illustration on file that I'd been wanting to take inspiration from....after that, it all came together! I'll apologize in advance for the poor lighting of the photos- I did them before the sun was up by lamp light!
Here are my "henna" hands- I had SO much fun doing these!
I thought the quote was perfect for the peacock lady, so I went for it!
So there you have my turquoise entry for miss Lisa. Next I'll be playing in salmons and greys for Maggie and then only one more book before they make their final journeys home- I can't WAIT to see my book!
Ta ta for now,
P.S. I also managed to get a canvas sketched so you may actually see me here again pretty soon- fingers crossed