The three mermies in this post were based on Teesha (and Tracy) pages in the Mermaid Circus class book.
You can see the inspiration for this piece from Teesha's original.
I put this collage on one of my crazy bright pages.
I used a color copy of a face I painted in a previous post.
The bodice was composed of a lot of small pieces from Teesha's collage sheets as well.
I painted the neck and arms in last.
The above photo is the piece prior to my adding shading. I will be adding lettering on it later when the "mood" strikes me. I find that the words pop in my head when I'm not trying to think of what to write.
This is my psychedelic mermaid that I executed on another of my fluorescent pages - this time a yellow one.
The photo at the left is Teesha's inspiration.
My work just went in a different direction. I did a bunch of these little guys in my general art journal.