Gather 'round folks, and let me tell you a little story:
Once upon a time when I still used to freguent Elfwood more than DA, I once came across an artist who went by the name Chael. He had done a whole lot of fabulous merfolk pics, and after a few days I scraped together the courage to e-mail him asking for a trade. He agreed, and I received his half, an hourglass-dolphin maid named Morgandy, fairly soon. But after that... I forgot the whole thing. And that was like two years ago.
Foul language ahead, proceed with caution.
:!: HOW THE FUCK DOES ANYONE FORGET HAVING AN ART-TRADE UNDEWAY WITH AN ARTIST YOU GOD DAMN IDOLIZE?
Then yesterday, as I was surfing around I suddenly came by ~Chael
's DA gallery, and bang! Hello guilt, my old friend. So, after several attempts to hurt myself, I grabbed my sketchpad and started scribbling madly. And here you have the result.
Despite the underlying feeling of being a horrible person this was heaps of fun to draw. I tried to make it extra pretty to compensate for the long wait. I might also add that very unlike myself I did some actual research on fishes before setting to work. This little guy is a hybrid of one of those freaky deep-sea things, dragon fish I think they're called, and a rainbow cale. Glowy!
So, here's to you,
Sorry it took so long.
If anyone needs me, I'll be curled up in a corner, sucking my thumb.