The poor thing...yes, in the original tale she went through a lot of pain to gain this transformation..."And everytime she walked on her human legs it felt like pins and needles were piercing her new fragile feet"...
Excellent job, neat colours and a raw representatuion of what probably this moment in the old tale was like.
The little mermaid really very dark tale) at first i wanted to draw as a witch throws cut mermaid`s tongue in potion, but I thought harden the moment of transformation in human. in general interesting to illustrate this story
gorgeous storytelling in a singular piece, the depth of tool use is clearly evident but (constructively meant) your shadows are inconsistent especially behind the hips compared to the hands... but I'm a miser and a grouch so ignore me if you feel I am full of BS and bask in your accomplishment. :3