The Little Mermaid, Part 3

The exciting conclusion to the Little Mermaid trilogy!  It’s like the other two, but bigger with more explosions! ;)

The castle of the sea king, based on coral.  I really tried throughout this project to keep everything very organic.

Somewhere, beyond the sea...

The Sea Witch’s lair.  Once again with the organic origins: her chair is a dolphin skeleton, her cauldron is a giant clam, and the lights are little phosphorescent fish trapped behind films (which you can’t really tell in this picture, but that was the idea behind it ;) )

She's the skinnier cousin of Ursula ;)

17th April, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments

The Little Mermaid, part 2

Here’s more selections from the Little Mermaid project :)

Character expressions:

Say cheese!

Character poses:

Strike a pose!

Maquette made from super sculpey:

There's also a painted version, but it looks TERRIBLE ;)

13th April, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - 2 Comments

The Little Mermaid, part 1

So… I’m back ;)

For anyone who visits here but not The IndieStone (and why would you do that? ;) ), the update of Project Zomboid has arrived!  It’s not fully official yet (we’re still squashing bugs), but if you can’t wait, you can download it here.

So here’s some stuff I’ve been up to on the non-PZ front in school: some concept art based on The Little Mermaid.  I went with the original Hans Christian Andersen version, which is really  a beautiful story and makes me cry every time ;)  I decided to make the mermaids more fish-like; a bit monstrous, but pretty in their own way.

Here’s a character lineup: the little mermaid (based on a copper-banded butterfly fish), the sea witch (angler fish), generic merman (royal blue tang), and the human form of the little mermaid.

It was number 3 who stole my seashells!

A character rotation of the little mermaid:

Rotations are a pain.And a closeup action shot!

Eyelashes, but no eyelids ;)More to come later!

16th March, 2012 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments

Looooong Necks

Some giraffes with loooooooong necks!

Traditional ink with one of those fancy metal nib dip pens.  Those make me feel like a proper artist ;)

28th December, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 1 Comment

Three Pages

Well, here I am at the end of my semester, and I find myself updating for the first time since it started.  This blog format was supposed to make me post MORE :(

Here’s a sequence of 3 pages done for a children’s illustration course in which we illustrated an Aesop fable.  I did the North Wind and the Sun :)

spread #1

spread #2

spread #3

15th December, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments

All the Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise!

Illustrator work from last semester  :)


11th September, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments

Ahoy thar!

Wheee, end of second semester, and two more to go :)

A character design for a bloodthirsty harlot-turned-pirate.  I have more of her, but I like this one best :)


21st August, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 3 Comments

Putting the “Crab” in “Crabshack”

Something I did last semester and only got around to scanning now.  My second use of ink and washes :)

I find fiddler crabs cute--am I weird?

2nd August, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - No Comments


For a school assignment I had to mess around with halftone stuff, and inspired by Neil Gaiman’s Rule of Pie, I decided to go all retro with a slice of delicious pie ;)  I was thinking cherry rather than strawberry, though.

Mmmm... pie.

19th July, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 10 Comments

I’m Tired of Looking at Me

I made about 5 self-portraits within the span of about two weeks…eep.  Anyhow, here’s one I finished tonight :)

Meeeee :O

Hopefully I can take a break from these for a while ;)

6th July, 2011 - Posted by MashPotato - 8 Comments

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