Here Be Pirates!
While I still have 2 more creatures to draw, after drawing the mermaid, I decided to dive into drawing a pirate and find out what they would look like. I had previously tried about a dozen or so different art styles and "cartoony" styles for it, which is why the mermaid was so daunting. Since she was part human, how she turned out would determine the look of the pirates in the game. This drawing took me about an hour to complete, and I think it ended up looking fantastic! Can you guess which pirate it is?
Buried Treasure - Mermaids!
The drawing continues for Buried Treasure. There are around 88 illustrations to draw and colour; who am I kidding, there are exactly 88 illustrations that need to be done. I've worked my way through most of the shop deck and the creature deck with only two more creatures remaining thanks to my work tonight. I present to you... the mermaid card! Mermaids in mythology are either one of two options: sweet innocent sea creatures who want to walk on land or kiss guys and then you have the murdering sea creatures of nightmares. I wanted to marry those two outlooks together. I wanted to bring a mermaid who looks completely innocent, but juxtapose that with bones and death that she's clearly responsible for. It's that juxtaposition between those two outlooks that creates a really creepy sensation of a mermaid who's doing these terrible things but she doesn't feel like they're anything bad. After all, she's just hunting for her next meal right? So in the end I want players to be visually attracted to her but fear her for her abilities and her carefree attitude towards killing people. Hopefully the drawing conveys that to others, because it sure does to me. Creepy!
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