Well, a year and a half later, I remade the image for a digital illustration class, with much more satisfying results. Below is the WIP for the painting and the final result in digital illustration.
And who knows? I may touch it up again sometime--I personally want a t-shirt of it. :3
|Original WIP for Mermaid sushi. Rough, rough with color. I then drew out the details and projected it onto a canvas, resulting in the painting on the end there. It looks terrible.|
|Second pass prep for Mermaid sushi. Image was scanned in and outlined. Color corrections were made to be better matched to Alphonse Mucha's style.|
|Final product: Digital Illustration made in Photoshop CS5.|