Wow, that's so beautiful! I love the darkness of it! To begin, I would like to bring to light that your artwork here is absolutely heart-stopping.The technique you have implemented is somewhat awesome. It is apparent to me that you put your soul into it with your undiluted variation of talents. The fore-shortening of this picture is perfectly conforming for the effect that I sense you are attempting to achieve, but with thought this comment is more than likely frivolous. However, I see that your use of imagination could have been improved upon as I expect that it doesn't duplicate the quality observable in the remainder of the creation. In conclusion I would like to illuminate that it has been a pleasure to invest energy in this comment for you and I hope it will inspire you to up the level of your artwork.
let's see..to start, let me reiterate how much i love your work! maybe my opinion is a little biased, but you never cease to stun me with your awesome coloring skills, more specifically the lighting! the choice of a red glow rather than blue-green really made this that much more impactful! what i love about this piece the most is the non-conformist take on a mermaid. stereotypically speaking, mermaids are bright, bubbly fairy-like creatures, whereas you've taken a turn for a darker, mysterious, unknown deep-sea creature. from her glowing red eyes to her webbed hands, she's definitely no "little mermaid." awesome work, moni!
I like the aspect of the deep sea that you added; the deep sea angler is a plus and a clever way to set the setting. I also love the facial gills and light scales; those minor details breathe life into the mermaid (no pun intended with the breathing...you know, since it's under water...moving on... ^^"). The reds and dark tones make it every bit as beautiful as the lighter pieces while giving it some voice of its own.
I'm not an expert on art, so I can't give you much critique, but I guess the only place I would think of for improvement is somewhere in the neck area; it looks a little off if you imagine that arm not there; it's as if it's not lined up quite right or something...not sure if I'm explaining it right.
Over all, I think it's a fantastic piece; excellent job.
I really love the colors! They are so different from the "typical mermaid colors" but they go very well with that mermaid theme. The little anglerfish in the top right is a great detail in the picture, I think. Also the atmosphere is just awesome. I'm really in love with this picture.