This latest Rebel has been a long time coming. A fan favorite, Mermista is the last Rebel I had to finish that received a figure produced in the vintage Princess of Power line. Princess Mermista hails from the underwater kingdom of Salineas, ruled by her father, King Mercier, and is a Rebel who can often be found around the Crystal Falls. As usual, I combined elements of the Filmation design with the Vintage figure, relying more heavily on the Filmation design. I felt that the silver belt worn by the vintage figure (and also used on the Maters of the Universe Classics figure) ruined the sleek line of her design. I also don't like that the belt causes her fish half to begin abruptly at the waste. I liked that the Filmation design allowed the scale covered areas of her body to reach up into her torso. This makes for a more unique mermaid design, and for the Filmation version of her land form, would giver her a scaled body suit with little green fins behind the heels.
Normally, I post these illustrations on a plain white background, but for Mermista, in order to get the water effect the best, it works best on this aqua background. My Mermista illustration is available on t-shirts, hoodies, kids'/babies' clothes, stickers, leggings (those items do not include the water splash effect), iPhone cases & skins, Samsung Galaxy cases & skins, laptop skins & sleeves, throw pillows, duvet covers, mugs, tote bags, studio pouches, and more at my RedBubble.com store. Click here or the image to go directly to the store.
Pencil, Ink, Photoshop
©Kevenn T. Smith 2016