After looking at Harry Potter and coming up with the idea of the male merpeople being more fish like than human. I decided that the female merpeople would be more human than fish. I decided to look at Disneys Little Mermaid. As Areil is more human than fish, she had the features of a human on the top half of her body and a fish tale at the bottom. I also looked at the character designs to get the fluidity of a mermaid and how they may swim, sit etc. I also done a tonal study of a mermaid so I could get the rythm and feel of the mermaid.