Jerle escapes the shipwreck

Posted Jun 21, 2020, 6:50:38 PM

I chose Prompt #2 for the city of lost songs challenge. Honestly I struggled a lot with this one. This features my character, Jerle


I tried to get a forshortened perspective but it didn't quite come across well. I also am not super happy with the color palette or the way the scales are done. I would have liked to invest more time in getting the scales on the mermaid tail to look better.


Prompt #2 - The City of Lost Songs

Beneath a treacherous cliff face known as the City of Lost Songs rests a ship graveyard where even the bravest rarely venture. While the currents deep beneath the water are safe to swim, the water near the surface will dash the strongest swimmers and ships against the unforgiving rocks. The graveyard itself is riddled with vicious predators, creatures that wait for their meal to be cracked open by the cliff’s fangs. Few venture down to scavenge treasure from the destroyed ships. Draw or Write your character’s adventures at the City of Lost Songs. Your piece must feature an ocean, your registered character, and either shipwrecks or a dangerous cliffside.

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  • Jun 21, 2020
    I like how it came out, yay for mermaids! :3 💜 Is the staff an item that belongs to Jerle, or one that he found in the shipwreck?
    • Jun 30, 2020
      thank you! It's an item that belongs to him though i suppose making it something he discovered on his journey might be a good story element.
  • Jun 21, 2020
    **** so preeeety******
  • Jun 21, 2020
    Aaa the hair and the orb look SO pretty!!! The ship looks amazing as well and the tiny lights around make the ambience so nice 💛💛
  • Jun 22, 2020
    I like the blue and purple tones in this, it adds color to the piece that helps balance out the dark feel of it.