Hello peoples of DA! How are you? Seriously. I want to know. Because it feels like I haven't been around in forever!!! AUGH! I mean, I know I have - it's just that I haven't, well, done anything since ... well ... last month... Ugh. Pathetic people skills or what? But here I am, back from the North Pole in the lower 48 with a special drawing for you!
OH-KAY! So it's been an even LONGER time since I've drawn a mermaid. However, I've always held the belief that just like how you can tell a asian person is asian by their face or a Russian person is Russian by their facial features, the same concept is applied to my mermaids with their tails. Basically, the different types of tails can tell you where that mermaid is from. This particular tail and wing-like fins behind the shoulder blades are common characteristics of the mermaids of the Indian Ocean. With spike - but almost feather like, fins running down her hips then fanning out into a spineless, almost flower-like tail, this mermaid isn't known for her speed or fighting ability but rather elegance. :3
I LOVED drawing her back and LOVED how it turned out. I mean ... for me ... it's like ... as perfect as I could wish to get XD Of course I'm sure there are mistakes but to me this was the greatest back I'd ever managed to do. Loooots of rough drafts for this one. Oh - and I loved designing her 'wings' and tail. <3
Hope you all enjoy!
Salene and pic (c) Lafia. BlackPixiDust. Me. Myself. Obviously not you. How else can I put it? o.0 Just don't steal peoples!!!
PS= If I was super cool I would have made some kind of water-like scene for her to be existing in complete with bubbles and everything. But, well... I'm obviously not XD SORRY.