Siren's Call

Siren's Call - student project

This was a fantastic class! I'm glad I'll be able to take away some really cool skills. For my project, I decided to create a scene like many of my other classmates. I think it turned out pretty well.

Set 1: Building in Grayscale

Siren's Call - image 1 - student project

Building this in grayscale was a good way of understanding how everything would lay. I started by creating the layers and then I built the mermaid and lighthouse to the side. I went back and forth about which layers to put them on. I threw in the moon towards the end because I felt like the piece was a little off balance without it. I added in the drop shadows and it really made everything pop.

Step 2: View in White

Siren's Call - image 2 - student project

This step was taken more so because everyone else was doing it. I knew my white version wouldn't look nearly as cool.

Step 3: Add Color and Finalize

Siren's Call - image 3 - student project

The step took the most time. I used to select the initial color scheme, but I tweaked it from there. I ended up adding stars during this stage because the background looked really bland. I lowered the opacity on the stars to make them fade to the background a bit. I also took a lot of time correcting my curves and changing some layers. I feel that it has more of a flow now.

Let me know what you all think! Thanks!


Bronlynn Thurman
Illustrator. Photographer. Cartoonist. Writer.