In my most recent private commission for a client, I was asked to create a 16×20 inch piece based on my 5×7 inch study (last image) created two years earlier. The client requested two mermaids instead of one to be more personable since she has two daughters. We went back and forth a few times on the thumbnails and decided to replace the crashing waves with a serene and magical reflection of the moon to give the piece an enchanting atmosphere.
This was the finished result. I used 21k moon gold on the moon, reflection and the stars.
If you have a project that requires fantasy, children’s, or nature illustration, don’t hesitate to get in touch.