No CGI/No painting. Everything in this picture is derived from a photograph. The mermaid tail was made out of paper mache and each petal was hand glued. The rock was made out of chicken wire, covered in paper mache and placed in a sandbox. 100+ hours in photoshop with over 200 layers and a week of building props. You can see the process on my Facebook
If anyone has any title suggestions, please comment! I tend to make my titles too literal :3 For some reason I'm super nervous uploading after a year of inactivity D: I hope my watchers don't hate me for it :< Your encouragement keeps me motivated
Thank you for the DD! I've been depressed about my work lately and this helped to pull me out of it. Thank you everyone!
This is so beautiful... such a different take on mermaids that I never would have thought of. o.o Gives me story ideas... Hmm. Even though it's like, 8 months since you posted this, I still want to take on the challenge of thinking of a title for this >.<