Last year I sketched and painted a lot of aquatic-themed pieces. At the beginning of the year, sea shanties were trending on TikTok. Some of them found their way to me and influenced my work process.
I am not a marine artist, but many a good adventure tale has begun with a sea voyage, and I have read all of the Horatio Hornblower books. However, I don’t recall Captain Hornblower encountering a mermaid during his travels, but I’m willing to forgive C. S. Forester for this oversight.