Some mermaid-y ice cream for Mermay. Haven’t drawn food in a while so I’m a tad rusty, but I also haven’t had ice cream in a while so there’s that too. Watercolors, Finetec Inks, White Gel Pen, Kuretake Markers, Copic Markers, Pigment Liners
Today is the birthday of one of the most amazing people I know!
Cheryl, it’s been a little over 3 years since she and I started talking to eachother (I always knew who she was because she was the loudest one at work), and we became fast friends. Today I am grateful for the optimism that oozes out of her daily, her whimsical way of life and the fact that I’ve never seen someone inhale so much sushi in such a short period of time ;). More over, I’m so happy I have such an amazing friend like her, especially after all that’s happened in this past few months.
I strongly advise you all to pop over to her blog and check her out, maybe drop her a line or two? Find her here: The Loving Instant.
This was my birthday gift to her:
It’s an acrylic painting on stretched canvas. You can’t really see it because I forgot to photograph it prior to wrapping it, but there’s iridescent glitter dusted on it, as well as a pearl glaze to make it really sparkle in the light. As I’m sure you can all tell, this is completely different from what I typically do. Keep reading for further explanation.
The story/inspiration behind this was about trying to recreate what Cheryl embodies when I think of her. She’s not dark and brooding, she’s a very light hearted soul filled with rainbows and fluff, she can always make you laugh, even when you’re at your darkest moment, and these qualities reminded me of when I was little; my folks would take me and my brothers for ice cream at Laura Secord, and I’d always (I still do) always get the “Superkid” flavour, which for those of you who don’t know is a rainbow coloured ice cream, and how it would always cheer me up, or make me grin like a fool, which is essentially how I see Cheryl.
I hope you enjoyed my rambles, and the post dedicated to my amazing friend, and don’t worry I’ll be back to posting pin up girls with big hair soon enough.
Acrylic paint, Iridescent Glitter, Pearl Glaze on Stretched Canvas.