Think you know mermaids? Think again...
Mythical creatures are excellent sources of creative inspiration, but putting your own stamp on an established idea of what a creature should look like can be tricky.
And that's exactly why we've chosen Mermaids by reader Ian Schofield as our Image of the Day. The mermaid criteria is all there, but with a few unique twists added in along the way – as a result, Ian's mermaid couple look both familiar and unknown at the same time, which is a sure sign of great character design.
If you like what you see, check out Ian's portfolio here.