Buaha, little pink egg fetuses! XD I had this phase in 2006 where I LOVED drawing fetuses for some reason.
The background on this looks fantastic. I think it adds a lot to the narrative of this illustration to place the mermaid in the ocean...and the sihlouettes of those coral are so expressive
What sort of markers do you use? Normally, I'd be worried about the watercolor causing the marker ink to run...but are you using a kind that doesnt run? OR perhaps layering the markers on after you're done painting?
I use markers mainly after I have done most of the picture. I use pro and copic markers to add more vibrant shades on details. Then I use some cheaper markers to "boost" lines. Usually when I use those cheaper markers, I draw the desired line and then use some water to blend it in nicely. :>
Wow! I can't believe that piece could get any better - but it did! This is stunning! I really love all the details and the colours are so beautiful! I also really love how you've drawn her tail, and the background fits the image perfectly~ The almost 'frayed' edge to the fins adds such a brilliant effect too and those eyes are just so pretty!~!