About the course
In this course, we'll be applying to our mermaids some basic concepts of anatomy. As you know, the union between two different species makes it necessary to adapt our characters' design to a different body. We'll be also working with a limited color palette and learning some tips on drawings and compositions in order to create mermaids which could be perfectly used as concept art for videogames.
What project are we going to develop?
What we'll be doing is creating a mermaid basing ourselves on well-known aquarium fishes, it is, we'll be using their color palette. Our main task, then, will be picking up a fish and trying to find the best way to reflect its personality on our mermaid. After that, we're going to use the image we took as a reference to create the color palette. Once all this is done, we'll only need to do our best and add our fantastic illustration to our portfolio.
What you'll learn
- Developing humans' and fishes' anatomy and learning different ways to represent a fish's tail.
- The history behind mermaids' graphic references over time.
- Coloring our drawing with different layers and filters.
- Creating fantasy girls to represent your dream mermaid. ;)
Who is this course for? Requisites
This course is for all of you who want to improve your drawing skills and who are curious about creating mermaids. Whether you want to improve your knowledge of mermaids' anatomy, something quite complex since they are hybrid beings, or whether you want to work with a color palette based on a single picture, this course is for you. In addition, we'll aso try not to be afraid of using a single layer thanks to the different options in Photoshop to save pictures.