[9 x 12" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen on 100lb/300series bristol board]
I really do tend make abominations out of characters in trying to avoid drawing the original request for copyrighted and trademarked IP's. I'm very fortunate that whoever it is that commissions me are ardent supporters of my work and my policies. Otherwise, I'd have people strangling the hell out of me for the way I bastardize their favorites.
My favorite part of the image is the shark-like gills lining his ribcage. Originally, I wanted to really flare them open as if they're expelling a lot of water as he's taking a big breathe, stroking his arm forward as he swam. But I edited that down because I didn't want him to look like a complete freak.
That said, I may've still made him look too extreme.