A KOI Story
A spirited girl transforms into a mer-girl to befriend an unhappy koi. They swim to the koi’s grotto and embark on a fantastic adventure. Inspired by an ancient folktale.
It was so much fun to put together this project. I wanted to create a believable world where fish can swim in air and a girl could turn into a mermaid and visit an underwater grotto. Spaces where characters exist fascinate me. I love to bring my interest in landscapes to my illustrations. You can see the entire project at Illustrations.
When developing a character in a variety of poses and moods, I bring them into a separate Adobe Photoshop file and work in them together for consistency.