This is probably one of my favorite pictures, and it took a bit longer to do than most of my drawings do. Ever since I went to Sea World in Orlando a few weeks ago, I've really loved Beluga whales. Now beluga whales are arctic whales, but this one is special. He was raised by the mermaid when he was abandoned by his family, and traveled to a tropical ocean. The reason it's titled 'The Mermaid's Purse' is because skates (an animal somewhat like the sting rays floating in the top left corner) store their eggs in little black pouches like the one on the mermaid's arm. The are called 'mermaid's purses'. Hope you enjoy the picture. :) Colored pencil.