Mermaids have been lots of times described as beautiful and kind creatures. But that's not the way they are described in mythology. They are said to be crual winged creatures that turned into a crual mix between human beings and fish. They were singing to attract sailors then they eat them.
This is my own version of a mermaid/siren, a deep sea creature using photophore to attract preys.
Photoshop CS and a wacom intuos 3A4
No reference used (only doing some google search to see how the photophore of the anglerfish looks like)
30 hours approx.
You can see details [url=http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/1152/seacreaturedetailssk7.jpg]here[/url] and the whole painting process [url=http://www.gfxartist.com/community/forum/129720]there[/url]
Crits and comments are most welcome! :)