I wish I could do art on my own computer, but sadly the fan’s going out, and I’ve had the thing shut down on me in the middle of pieces one too many times to fuss with Photoshop on this Toshiba anymore. This one was drawn in a sketchbook, then colored on one of the school’s Cintiqs during a free period (aaaah I wish I could afford one of my own ; ; they’re so nice). It’s not the best coloring job, but it’s the best I could do in the time I had.
Anyway, the other day I got inspired to draw a mermaid, and while I was looking through pictures of fish to get ideas from, something about the lionfish just screamed ‘Band’. The lionfish is a gorgeous fish, known for its bold red and orange stripes and its unusual fin rays. It’s also incredibly toxic, and has over seventeen venomous spines hidden in its feathery fins. You don’t mess around with a lionfish.
I swear, I do draw Band in her original design > > I just felt like doing a mermaid.