This beautiful book immerses you in the world of the mermaid. Filled from cover to cover with sumptuous illustration from master artist Elaine Hamer, the book combines an imaginative and creative study of mermaids with a complete practical approach to creating finished pictures from absolute beginnings.
With sections on sketching, using tracings effectively, watercolours, gouache, finding inspiration, reference materials and many more; in addition to two complete step-by-step demonstrations, this book offers superb value-for-money, and will become a much-loved mermaid reference and source of inspiration.
Elaine Hamer is a professional illustrator and she has worked on a variety of publications, including cookery and children's titles. She uses pencil, gouache and watercolour to create beautiful stylized, decorative and highly detailed illustrations. Elaine also works as a jewellery designer/maker and until moving into Kent lectured in jewellery making, art and design in the Midlands. She has two children, a son and daughter, and now lives in Kent with her husband.