Beautiful Mermaid Character... NOT!

Beautiful Mermaid Character... NOT!

I needed a creepy underwater creature so I chose to illustrate this with the Lamprey Eel in mind. I would see these in the water up to 4 feet long as I walked or swam in the waters. They look soooo terrifying but they are mostly harmless to humans. They also have a razor sharp tongue for digging in. Fun stuff.