going along the same lines as the little mermaid, i was thinking about ursula. also octopus are some of the most fascinating animals i’ve ever read/seen so i really wanted to do a half-human half-octopus piece. y’all should go read up on octopus because they’re freaking amazing! so flexible and intelligent, able to think creatively and logically!
anyway, i really enjoyed working on this one because there were so many little details that i found really relaxing. the henna took me a while but it was so fun to make up designs. i did some image searching and based it on some of those i found also.
so yeah. i wanted her to be desi also so there’s that.