This picture was drawn and colored in March of 2010.
I referenced this from a picture in a “How to draw anime” book Wulf-chan was borrowing from another friend of ours who was borrowing it from our school library (convoluted, isn’t it XP). I drew it when Wulf-chan was hanging at my house one day and we decided to do some art exercises by referencing pictures in the “How to” book. The actual picture was a very mature woman probably in her 20s or something, so that’s why Sakura looks so mature in just about everything but her eyes and hair.
I don’t like the tail style in Mermaid Melody very much because it’s not very realistic. It looks like a giant piece of fabric or blanket and that bothers me. So, I decided to make it more realistic by following the reference. In actuality, Sakura doesn’t have fins on her arms. That just came with the reference. But she does have them on her tail. I am SUPER proud of the hands. Sure, no fingernails, but I’m REALLY proud of the way they came out
Just as a special note for you all, this is my first ever attempt at bubbles. I REALLY like them
. . . She’s not wearing her shell necklace. *faceplants* I fail at life.
Sakura Kaoru, Art ©
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch © Hanamori Pink