I've always loved the concept of maternity... the full woman's figure and her promise of bring new life into the world. Perhaps that's where this picture came from. I'm not really sure. It was a sudden inspiration that came and went rather quickly, but I like the picture enough.
Interestingly, one does wonder HOW on earth a mermaid would give birth. Indeed, how would they even concieve? Suddenly mer-people are deprived of one of mankind's most treasured pastimes... ahem. Ah, fantasy.
Just a simple sketch. Pencil in a sketchbook, 2003.