this pic has been sitting around for a while now, so i decided to take a quick break (well, not quick. about a 6 hour break) from school finals and free sketches to finally color them in. if the two mermaids look a like, they should: i just took the same pic and rotated it. the coloring process was NOT fun, but i am very pleased with the outcome, especially the background (since i suck at them so much). hope you all like it.
UPDATE as of 8/10/10
figured i'd put how i feel about this pic now. it's funny to read the original comments and see how i though 6 hours was a long time to color a pic
now i WISH coloring only took 6 hours! this started as just me falling in love with a pic in my fav 'how to draw manga' book and then drawing it, changing this and that slightly. i enjoy the concept of this pic, and even though it's old it still made it's way into the back of my portfolio. i'm surprised it's my most popular piece in my gallery, considering the quality isn't the best. maybe i'll recolor it in the future? who knows - my to-do list offers little rest lol.
coloring: 6 hours
pose help from how to draw manga: bishoujo pretty gals