This picture posed a bunch of challenges to me. I do not draw a lot of males and when I do they are clothed. It was a challenge learning the muscles for this picture for the merman. The other challenge was the underwater theme and the movement of the water. I needed to think of how her cloth and hair and everything would be affected from diving in the water. I also needed to realize that even though the merman is not moving he is coming in contact with a moving object. I tried to make sure all the hair and small bits reflected the actions of the characters.
I am very proud of this picture and am ready for the new year!