Some of the pieces in my collection are stand-alone works, without back-stories and simply rooted in their own simple cuteness. However, this piece stands out as coming from a children's book that I wrote and am currently developing. The plot involves a young mermaid on her first day of school. However, the story is currently going through another iteration on my part, and the mermaid in this image, with her father, is not exactly how she will appear in the latest version of the book. Nevertheless, the mermaid and her mer-dad exploring the deep ocean is a charming picture, and I happily include it in my collection. I certainly would like this version of my mermaid character to get some attention, even though she may not make it into the final story.
Medium: Soft Pastel
Size: A4 portrait - 210mm x 297mm