Atargatis was in love with a human shepherd but accidentally killed him. Out of guilt, the goddess flung herself into the ocean hoping to become a fish. But her beauty was so great, that she never could fully become a fish. Instead she became half goddess, half fish, with a tail below the waist and human body above the waist. (excerpt from Sea-thos)
She is shown as her original sketch then with tail texture added, using plaster (additionally a stiff medium can be substituted for texturing)
more color layers have been applied and jelly fish have shown up.
She is finished, with 2 varnish coats and ready to hang...
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