Mermaid water tutorial in Gimp – Part 2

Hi everyone, this is the second part to the water tutorial. I had posted the image on Google + and twitter the other day. I didn’t really get any feed back at all on the image. So I wasn’t sure if I was going to post this as a tutorial or a speed art. I decided to go ahead and make it a tutorial because there is some good information in this gimp tutorial. We will be jumping into blender and perfect effects 9 in this tutorial. Don’t worry you will not have to do the blender part if you don’t want to. i am including the image assets I made in a download link so you guys that aren’t comfortable in blender won’t have to do that part. This is a really long tutorial. But, there is a lot of good information in this tutorial. I hope you guys enjoy it. All the links for the downloads will be below.

My made assets download –

Blender Brushes –

Rock Texture –

Perfect Effects 9 Free –

Ovean Stock –

Fish –

Bubbles 1 –

Bubbles 2 –

Water Splashes –

Mermaid –


Image Credits –

Fish – “Lutjanus kasmira school” by Jim and Becca Wicks – Snap of Snapper!. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

“Maldives Surgeonfish, Acanthurus leucosternon” by Uxbona – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –,_Acanthurus_leucosternon.jpg#/media/File:Maldives_Surgeonfish,_Acanthurus_leucosternon.jpg

Ocean – Andrei Oprinca from

Bubbles – dbszabo1 off of deviantart

Mermaid – jagged-eye off of deviantart

Water images from –