"Secret Kisses" Rough Sketch
Got working on the current monthly theme for the Enchanted Visions, "Secret Kisses", which I believe was inspired by the Valentine's Day coming up on February the14th. I already had an idea for this theme before I worked on "Pink Ribbon Mermaid", but alas, I cannot do two sweet things in a row, apparently. XD The second scribble sketch shifted a bit to the dark side and third one went a little morbid. This here is the third one, where a mermaid is about to French kiss a skull of a dead... who knows... human lover, prince, handsome pirate (Johnny Depp)? This is so far off course from my original idea it's funny.
I originally had an idea of a kitten putting its nose up against a goldfish bowl where a colorful goldfish mermaid (What would you call that? Freshwatermaid? Pondmaid? XD) was giving him a sweet kiss from inside the bowl. That would have been cute, sweet, and innocent. ^^ I can certainly paint those things and it's not painful or anything usually. However, coming from just finishing a spectacularly PINK mermaid, whose shades of pink reminded me of bubble gum and cotton candy (and a touch ... just a touch of Pepto Bismol and Sailor Moon... *facepalm*) the whole time I worked on her, another cute picture seems to overload my brain and it wants something on the dark side. I already have another mermaid (Yet another one!) kind of knocking on the back door to my brain right now and she's "family-friendly". So, this is weird. I don't paint mermaids all that often and yet, I'm about to start on my third one in a month with one more planned afterwards. And I do have an art trade planned for a pink mermaid that I need to get done soon as well. Everything is coming up mermaids. Why...? ^^;