Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mermaid Artists 3 – Wayne Tan

Okay... we're being slightly misleading here, as Wayne is more a manga artist than a mermaid artist. However, we discovered this piece recently and loved it so much we wanted you to see it as well. I (Julie) met Wayne about a month ago at a three day marketing seminar. It's funny how we found each other in a space that held about 700 or 800 people but there you go! Wayne and I have since exchanged a few emails and I've seen his online portfolio which is dazzling.

Here's a little bit about him:

Wayne is the co-founder of the Australian based Doujin group AliceOverture (formerly known as Lilium Visuals). He is an artist with many years experience in Japanese anime art and is heavily influenced by Shounen Jump. He is able to vary his style in doing all kinds of work from realistic to cartoon and specialises in character & costume design.
As of late, he has chosen to take on some solo projects under the name of "Ikarisu" and his artwork can readily be seen in many of the Sydney anime conventions throughout the year. 

You can see his artwork too at Deviant Art. Here's a second Deviant Art gallery to check out as well. We'd love to see some of Wayne's sequential (comics) art. Hint! Hint!


Estelle A. said...

Beautiful drawings, I love your mermaids! I am myself one of them, really. Check me out! www.themermaidchef.com

Black Mermaid Productions said...

Yes, this is a lovely mermaid piece by Wayne. The others on our blog are by Jozef Szekeres. I know your work, Estelle, and have been one of your FaceBook friends for quite a while, and have "Liked" your page and group. Congratulations on your lovely book. We may feature it here soon.