this one is the best known species of mermaids (maidens?): the carribean mermaid.
it's at home in reefs and prefers warm water.
the concept behind this creature is eyecandy, like most creatures in a reef.
also, the warm environment doesn't call for a lot of fat in the body, as it would in colder regions. tail, coloration, shape etc... are far more "design objects" than actually functional, due to the reef surrounding.
i plan on doing some more sketches of different mermaid(en)s. i already have some ideas for deep sea and the northern ice sea.
comments and critics, both concept wise and technical are highly appreciated
pic itself is done in painter 6 in about 3 hours from blank canvas to upload.