I was inspired by the fashion style of presenting this “mermaid”. I added the doodles to represent water and the girl looked so much from the 1920 s that I felt the monocle was very much of that time. This painting was done with mixed media on watercolour paper.
I started drawing this girl with her hair and then her face and out of my imagination, I saw an Indian girl appearing. I accentuated her looks by painting a red dot on her forehead and used dark skin tones for her face. I left the garment flowing as it could be interpreted as a silk gown. I decided on an Indian inspired patterned background.