I sure do hope you didn't think I am dead
This piece s quite old now. Was done originally for ImagineFX Issue 22. Currently, you can see it on the cover of Ballistic Publishing's Exotique 3.
The version you can see now is quite different from those published, as I have recently reworked this image a LOT.
Overall, it took many, many hours in Painter and Photoshop. I also used some references (especially for the fish and the sea).
A small walkthrough with some closeups, WIPs and sketches will be available on CGSociety soon. I will edit the description with a link once it's up
Hope you like it, as it feels quite personal to me
PS. Title's from the song "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra