Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fishy Saturday Sketch


Okay, I'll admit it. I like drawing mermaids—and faeries and elves and girls in pretty dresses. I try to pretend I'm tough, but I guess most girls have that princess-loving tiara side, too. Hey, I just have broad interests, right?

So, mermaid. Hope you like her. I don't think I've ever drawn one for the blog. Though I did draw a merpire for Carrie, which turned out pretty awesome seeing as I laughed the whole time. Good times, that.

36 comments:

  1. FIRST! i love love her! i love mermaids! can't wait for all the YA mermaid books out this year!

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  2. Wow-I love her--she's so pretty. And this is coming from someone who grew up dreaming of being a Disney animator, so I have high standards. :)

    Found your blog through a retweet--not sure how I missed it all this time--so I hope you don't mind that I'm following you now. (I promise I mean that in a NON stalkerish way) I love connecting with other writers online. :)

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  3. I love it Natalie!

    So pretty and fun... now I'm daydreaming about plots involving mermaids :-)

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  4. This might be my favorite one so far...I adore her hair! So cute.

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  5. How beautiful! I love the expression of her face, and the way her hair floats around her. Gah, I want to be her!

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  6. Awesome drawing. For some reason, I find that little fin above her tailfins a spectacular detail.

    You know a merpire could be properly terrifying if handled the right way. "Swimming in Blood" would make a catchy title. ;-)

    ver. word: prebilla -- Gas stations that require you to pay before you pump.

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  7. Oh my gosh, I love her! Why oh why can't I draw? I love her eyes.

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  8. So lovely, as always! Mermaids are TOTALLY the new vampire this year for YA...although I think you're onto something with the merpires. :) Cheers!

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  9. I think the merpire pinup just found his dream girl...

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  10. Merpires! The wave of the future!
    (And hey, despite the giggles, he's a pretty good looking merpire.)

    Another great sketch, Natalie! It was great to meet you last night. Thanks for being so gracious!

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  11. Love this sketch!!!!!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma

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  12. This is one of my favorites that you have done, of course, I am very partial to the black and white drawings.

    There is something in her expression....


    Well done.


    shelley

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  13. Wow! Thanks amazing. You have tons of talent.

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  14. omg, I am so showing this to my daughter. She's crazy about mermaids and always wants me to draw them. Of course, mine never come out as pretty as that.

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  15. Haha, Merpires... she's very cute. And I'd agree with the princess thing. I may or may not have some Disney Princess dolls on my desk. And my faithful American Girl Doll on my bookshelf... it's not pathetic if my husband thinks it's cute! ;)

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  16. Love the translucent hair!

    And the merpire reminded me of how funny Carrie's parody really was. sparkle sparkle sparkle

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  17. Oh! The float hair, the pretty tail...this makes me want to write about merpeople. :)

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  18. Awesome pic!

    I guess we all have our girly side. I'm a tomboy, but I love pink and Disney movies. lol!

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  19. Another awesome drawing. There's a mermaid in my WIP so I especially love this. Her hair is amazing. So fun to hang with you again.

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  20. Mermaids are cool, so are merdudes. ;)

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  21. Love her. She's great. Even down to the floating necklace.

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  22. Wow - am so jealous right now. Loved this post and I know exactly what you mean - we all have our inner princesses.

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  23. I think that deep down we all have a princess-loving tiara side. Am I the only one who was bouncing up and down when I heard about the Princess and the Frog?...I hope not because that would be lonely.

    Great, now I'm gonna be huming under the sea all day.

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  24. So cute! I love her.

    Forgive me if this is answered elsewhere in your blog, but did you take drawing lessons or are you self-taught? I used to draw as an accompaniment to my writing as a kid, then stopped when I got to be a self-conscious older teen. Now I'm starting again, and I'm not as good as I was at fifteen! I'm always debating whether to take some lessons or just let practice take its time...

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  25. awwww she's fabulous! I like her too.

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  26. Great!
    Although now I'll have to go draw a mermaid. Or maybe a merpire. Insert childish "lol" here.

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  27. Beautiful mermaid. I wish I had the ability to sketch things and make them look like more than blobs on paper.

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  28. as usual I love your sketches! This one is great! She is beautiful! Wonderful! Mermaids are so fun, when I was a kid that was what I wanted to be - yep a mermaid! ;o) I'm a dreamer, sue me. lol its why I write.

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  29. Now I want to see her in color. I keep trying to imagine what color her tail should be. So pretty!

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  30. I love mermaids. Seriously. Laura and I always played mermaid together when we were little. Pillowcases make great fishtails. Just as an FYI.

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  31. This is my favourite sketch of youirs for some while.

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  32. that is pretty cool...i like to draw but it never comes out good all the time....i like your drawing its really pretty

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