12/1/08, approx 14 hours completed now. My artist and I decided to add some interest to the water's surface below my mermaid: lily pads. I know these look a bit random right now - next session she will backfill all the water surface around them. These damn things took over an hour - at least 8 colors involved, small needle. Please check out my other pics of my full back piece to get a better idea.