Mermaid art Joe Hendry

Coloured Pencil Painting


Medium: Lightfast pencil on paper

Dimensions: 21 x 29 cm

Mermaids have fascinated people for centuries and endure in our culture today from children’s Disney movies such as The Little Mermaid to their use in advertising aimed at adult markets.

I wanted to create my own mermaid artwork that would be atmospheric and connect directly with the viewer.

This artwork started off as a figurative artwork and developed as I worked into it.

Some readers may be wondering why the title above is “Coloured Pencil Painting” rather than “Coloured Pencil Drawing”. The technique used to create this art involved the use of solvents to dissolve the coloured pencil medium. A brush was then used in the same way as with paint, Technically, this artwork then becomes a painting and not a drawing. This technique was used mainly for the background and skin. The remainder was drawn in the traditional manner,

Original Artwork no longer available.