[Video] A Mermaid's Tail Tutorial in Watercolor

Hi Friends,

I hope all is well with you.  I've been busy in the studio with a new painting and I can't wait to share it with you.  

Today, we will be painting a mermaid's tail.  All you need is 15 minutes and a few simple supplies.  I'll be using my Canson XL watercolor sketchbook, white gel pen, mermaid markers, and colored pencils by Jane Davenport.

You don't have to use mermaid markers, you can use watercolors to get the same results.

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Let's get started...

The fins on the tail were inspired by beta fish and gold fish.  I love the way their fins move under water.

If you have any other questions or video requests please let me know!

Mermaid markers are great because the colors are nice and vibrant, and you can easily take them on the go!  Check out my other mermaid marker posts.

Take another mermaid marker + watercolor lesson with me!

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[Video] Mermaid Marker Tutorial - How to Create Wind-Swept Hair

I was asked over on FB how I create wind-blown hair - I tried to answer in the comments and I figured why not just create a mermaid marker tutorial.  So I did!  Grab your markers (or watercolors) and let's get started.

I'm also using Jane Davenport's mermaid markers and magic wands (colored pencils).  I really like these so far. The colors are vibrant and can be mixed together for a lot of color variations.

For the skin, I used Artist's Loft watercolor paints and for the line work I used the Faber-Castel PITT pen.

This video is from start to finish so let me know if you give it a try.  

Don't be afraid to add more layers and your own color combo.  If you liked this video then would love my watercolor florals class.  Check it out here.