Ordinarily I don't do the more "traditional" types of fantasy creature, but there are always exceptions. This is a picture I did back in High School. I wanted to do a mermaid without making her too overtly human for two reasons. 1) I'm not very adept at drawing human faces (sheepish grin). 2) I wanted to see what other direction I could take the idea of the mermaid idea. It was also a chance for me to experiment with underwater effects. Hopefully I was able to get her to look alien and beautiful at the same time (not kissable, mind you. Attempting that might get your face ripped off accidentally!). I didn't title the picture until a while after I had drawn it.