I painted this two Xmas ago for my portfolio. I had just gotten a Cintiq Wacom tablet from my husband and was so excited to use it during the holidays. Unfortunately Painter was unstable and I lost 8 hours worth of work on my painting! Luckily I had a old psd version. Now I save 2 redundant copies and have an external hard drive! I used photo references from an aquarium I visted during my honeymoon (yes, always thinking of art...and kung fu). I think if I were to redo this composition, I would have had a more intimate interaction between the characters. I still want to depict the little mermaid meeting the sea witch. I think that would be an awesome piece of artwork.