She was part of a series of rough sketches I drew up earlier this week for a customer who is designing the brand and look of a fish and chip franchise. The pencil sketch for this particular image was rejected, along with a number of others, as it wasn't quite appropriate for the projected demographic :( However some of the sketches I did were approved to go to final draft, and they are now done and FTPed away - huzzah! The customer is very happy with them too - huzzah again! I'll post them here when it is commercially appropriate to do so.
In the mean time, I liked the mermaid concept sketch too much not to paint her up in ink and post her here for you to see in all her abalone-shelled glory. So here she is, the one that was cast back into the ocean of unused ideas.
May her seas be calm and her chips stay firm.