I started this mermaid illustration a while back, but I wanted to do the finishing lines in golden ink. I finally got my hands on some, and it looks beautiful! It’s hard to capture on a still image, but the gold sparkles like magic! I also used liners in some places as I don’t have many ink colors yet. Overall, this artwork was a comeback to watercolors for me. I haven’t used watercolor paint in years, even though I bought some a number of times. This used to be my main media, but once I tried acrylic paint, I didn’t want to go back. Now, I feel like I miss the translucency and lightness of watercolor paint. I’m even going to start a challenge for myself! I doubt that I would be able to do a painting a day, but I want to use watercolors daily. I even have put a color palette for myself that fits nicely into a tin box for quick sketches on the go. Yes, this is what my soul needs!
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Hi! My name is Oksana Ossipov, and I’m a visual artist and photographer. I was born in Ukraine and currently reside in the area of Dallas, Texas. My formal education includes a BFA in Digital Media Art from San Jose State University. After moving to Texas, I started to focus on my fine art skills and figurative art in particular. I studied for 5 years under Michael Mentler at the Society of Figurative Arts. Through my life, I’ve also acquired a multitude of skills that include web development, sculpting, photography, art studio and business management, and baking awesome blueberry scones! I’ve been trying to fully devote myself to the art over the past few years. I’m trying to learn and practice as much as I can. However, the workshop, class, and art supply costs present a certain financial challenge. If you like my work and want to support me, I would truly appreciate it! I have a shop full of artworks and creations, but even just sharing my art or social media pages would help a lot. Thank you so much! View all posts by TrueNoir