This is my illustration assignment for a children's book. My quote, 'A big octopus chased me in the ocean', gave me a more dark, ominous image in my head where a mermaid is at the very depths of the ocean. I received some great feedback, such as making the mermaids pose and expression less relaxed.
First time really trying to do a complete painting in PS. I'm not too happy with the coloured version, and I think I could definitely have given the octopus some brighter highlights, but I plan on tweaking this in the future, so hopefully I can get used to the different layer settings available.