First things first, I began by looking into designs for my main character Layla.
Layla was an interesting character to work on as she went through a massive development process before I eventually came up with the final design for her.
One thing I knew straight away was that I didn't want her to be a typical Ariel Mermaid but rather a creature that seemed more adapted to the underwater world.
A lot of work went into every detail about her from the colour of her skin, to how big her fins would be.
After going through all these designs and working with a lot of possible looks I chose to go with the design shown in the turnarounds below. The blue of her skin I liked as it helped to relate her to her environment as well as giving her a more fishy person like quality rather than being a boring human in a boring fish tail costume look.