Merperson - student project

Tried to follow the class step by step, with the exception that I made the "pencil sketch" directly in photoshop. I'm really not used to any kind of linework, but it's something I really want to learn. Must also train on anatomy, but this one turned out OK even though I hadn't any relevant references.

Also: decided on merperson since I saw someone in class had drawn a mermaid and remembered this concept that I dreamed up a couple of nights ago.

Merperson - image 1 - student project

Merperson - image 2 - student project

Didn't work much with textures, the class Goldfish-inspired dodge-lighting on the body I used directly on the body- and fin-layers, but I'm not overly excited about the outcome so maybe should've done it in another way. the surface texture is from a photo I took of light reflected from the water on to out boat.