Mint Chocolate Chip

Week 2 of Summer of Color: Ice Cream Inspirations!

When I first saw this Minty Chocolate Ice Cream Cone, I immediately imagined something under the sea.  I saw a lovely mermaid with chocolate brown tresses in the blue-green water.  I have not drawn a mermaid before, but I had to try because that is really what the colours inspired.  So here she is…Meet Cocoa the Mermaid, from the Minty Lagoon.

Cocoa, from Minty Lagoon

I have created her using Ranger Dabber paints, Derwent inktense pencils, gesso, bubble wrap, and Galaxy Marker.



  1. June 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm


  2. Bev said,

    June 19, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Love how you interpreted the colours! A lovely mermaid!

  3. helena said,

    June 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

    beautiful take on this colour prompt – I love all the details on her and the underwaterworld

  4. Diana Taylor said,

    June 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Beautiful work – very summery and colourful.

  5. cazhugs said,

    June 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Under the sea was deffo a good choice 🙂 looks amazing!

  6. mandy said,

    June 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    She is lovely…love the weedy background and her swirling hair…xxx

  7. Linda said,

    June 20, 2012 at 1:23 am

    You did a lovely job with your mermaid. She’s so pretty.

  8. Ritu Dua said,

    June 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Love Cocoa …she is gorgeous!

  9. Linda Cash said,

    June 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Love her name and a beautiful mermaid.

  10. June 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Cocoa is looking quite lovely in her underwater world… the leaves and fronds in the background give it great movement…xx

  11. Marja said,

    June 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Beautiful and lovely work. marvelous mermaid you have made.
    Lovely greet

  12. molly said,

    June 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    i especially love the loose feel of her hair, flowing just as it would underwater. and the minty lagoon– very cute.

  13. June 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Beautiful mermaid!

  14. June 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    She came out beautifully – I can just feel the cool water moving around her!

  15. June 23, 2012 at 2:50 am

    she is wonderful! first time, amazing!

  16. Kathy said,

    June 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I love your text as well as the mermaid idea in the minty sea!

  17. Joyful Art Stuff said,

    June 24, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Love your mermaid under the sea!

  18. Sandi McLean said,

    June 25, 2012 at 5:01 am

    She is lovely!

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