I finished a painting of one of my Rhyne Maidens. The initial sketches, and explanations of what a Rhyne is were in this post: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/the-rhyne-maidens/ but in the end I kept the concept and created a completely new image. Rhynes, I discovered, have appallingly unforgiving perspective, and I was quite pleased with how this turned out, but the composition was very much driven by how to handle the perspective. So at some point I shall go back and re-visit one of my original concepts as well. Those who are familiar with the far more common Rhinemaidens, will of course appreciate that I also feel a trio of Rhyne Maidens would fitting in a painting at some point, too.
So, onto the painting: I am still blue! I like the blue, and again I will not be adding any more colour to it.
A couple of bits of working drawings. The tail was quite fun. At the time, I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with this, but I gridded it out in an attempt to get a convincingly stretched and compressed surface. In the end I simply covered the tail with circles, but they were placed over the grid, so that they fit around the tail rather nicely.