I love the story of sirens and mermaids luring mariners to there doom and am sad to see that many people just pass them off as the some kind of Ariel clone. Personally I like my folk lore full of blood 'n guts, I'm just a sick girl i guess. Any who this little maid looks so innocent and sad but I think she is thinking about the meaning of her life, is luring lonely men to the bottom of the sea worthwhile? The background is a manipulation of Schooners Cove beach in the Pacific Rim national park near Tofino B.C. Canada. This image was originally just t a female upper body study because I didn't want to draw legs. I gave her a tail because I thought mermaid where an excuse to draw a topless woman that I don't have the nerve to do otherwise.