It seems like there are a lot of mermaids on Elfwood, so I decided to give one a try as well. But I didn't want any mermaid, I wanted one that would stand out. Then I got the idea to make an angler fish mermaid. I soon ran into my first problem, mermaids are typically attractive, while the angler fish typically isn't. As I thought about it, I figured angler fish live in deep, dark water, so why not just make a goth looking mermaid with a light on her head. The reason she has a shirt is because her original torso didn't look good, and even after fixing it I didn't like it that much. Plus, I figured she might get a little cold that far down under water. I came up with the idea for the background while I was working on her shirt, trying to make it look like it was ripply. The parts I liked doing the most are the parts you see the least, the hair and the shirt. The background was pretty fun too.