"This lady I see as a guardian and gate keeper. She lives in the ocean looking out for her aquatic friends, guiding and feeding them. She acts as a mother figure in her little corner of ocean.
I discovered this fishy lady by wanting a feeling of calm and quiet. She acted as a vessel of escapism, almost like an alter ego of wanting and needing to relax. I wanted to create a character that felt synonymous with her surroundings and an equal to her environment.
I initially sketched out this design on the iPad Pro, a new tool I had invested in, and the lucidity of drawing through that medium had a strong flow that was natural, so the medium had a great influence of the light natured feeling of this piece. "