By: Kira Nalbantian

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Twilight is one piece in a series that includes four drawings depicting mermaids. Each piece is set in a different level of the ocean; this specific piece is set in the twilight level of the ocean. Additionally each merperson is based off of a sea creature that lives in the twilight level. In said level, I have created an octopus, a squid, and eel. I was influenced by my research in folklore and supernatural creatures. Based on my extensive research, I used my new found knowledge of the ocean and its animals to create these strong color palettes. Each creature had its own color palette, with tail and body colors complementing one another. The backgrounds of each piece get darker, depicting the increasing depth of the ocean. Lastly, the color change of background helps set the mood for each piece.