What can I say, but--this was so much fun to do--and a first for me! Much as I love Sci-fi or Fantasy-themed Japanese anime--I had to derive a bit of inspiration from reference material since this is all new to me. This is the result based on a pose I saw in the book--all other character/scene designs are solely my own. I imagined a post-apocalyptic world where the seas have almost covered earth's entirety. No longer arrayed with brilliant hues--all but the strange, drab and somber colored plant life have been wiped out from the ocean's depths. With the vast scientific knowledge in bio-engineering and genetic manipulation their only legacy from the wars--humans had to adapt and hybridize themselves in order to live in a mostly underwater world. Mutant fishes have evolved and danger lurk all around. My part shape shifter, part Mecha merman is on patrol with his friend and lover--a double-tailed human/mermaid hybrid. Her robotic arm tenses as she senses danger nearby--in the form of one huge mutant fish heading their way!