After drawing the mermaid I masked the bubbles so that I didn't have to mess with going around them.
I always paint the mermaid first. If I don't like the mermaid I am not going to bother with a background, they are easy. This picture was taken right as I was beginning the background.
She is holding a baby mermaid fetus.
I got to be the model. No one else was home.
Background: lots of water, paint, more water, and salt.
Mask removed: White bubbles.
I will go to the fair and take a picture. I can't believe I forgot to do that.