Ariel Painting

With the new digital painting techniques I've been using (described in a previous post), I've wanted to test it out with some different styles. In all honesty this didn't actually start out as a Little Mermaid piece but rather just trying to capture that middle ground between caricature and realism. You throw in a bold choice for hair colour and suddenly hints of a certain Disney Princess start staring back at you so I went with it and you can see the results below. I thought about ways to spin it and add different elements (steampunk Ariel, zombie Ariel, tattooed and hipster Ariel) but in the end I just played it straight - partly because every variation you can think of has already been done...thanks internet!