I just submitted this illustration in a contest on the School of Visual Storytelling facebook page. Submissions close the 21st this month.
Here's the prompt for the competition...
"Kaia was diving in tropical waters when she discovered it! It shimmered and glistened in the light as she wondered how to get it up to the boat before anyone discovered her secret."
This was such a fun illustration! The challenge of illustrating reflective, shimmering, and luminous lighting was a fun one to tackle. I did my best to take a more unexpected take on the prompt than the light hearted, surprise treasure discovery. A feisty ocean poacher stumbling upon an entangled mermaid seemed like a much more interesting story to illustrate. Enjoy!