This is the third incarnation of this picture, the original and the pencil sketch of this can be found at my deviant gallery (melanippos). I've seen at least three water-earth/air meeting type pictures up and they always seem to consist of a mermaid and either an angel or a centaur. I decided to be a little different; angels and centaurs at least have arms with which to embrace. Alas for the sphynx, she cannot dive beneath the waves nor fold her beloved in her arms for her wings would get wet and drown her and her cruel claws are too sharp. Fish and Felines, a double attraction ^_- I have an old animation storyboard for these two I occassionaly putter with but it's still way on the back burner.
Part of a tale my RPG bard, Cobblecat told some years ago to entertain a very old Bronze Dragon in return for him rescuing the other party members. I'll transcribe the other portions as I have time. This is a work in process.