I am looking for a custom illustration of a mermaid scene with the main character based off an actual photo of a young girl (you can use the photo or just make a likeness based off the photo). I am open to different styles at this point, digital illustration is preferred, but would consider photo manipulation or possibly a high res scan of a hand drawing, though I would really have to be impressed to go that way.
It should be very whimsical and fun, something that would be magical to a little girl. I don't want it to be based off a disney scene, should be unique. This link is just meant as a small example to give an idea (IT SHOULD NOT BE THIS SCENE!), It can be a completely different style as well completely:
I understand there will be a tradeoff between quality and price, at this point I am willing to sacrifice quality since I am not sure what the best style will be and may have to try a couple times. However, there is a strong possibility of ongoing work if I find the right person and in the future would prefer higher quality and more small details.
Please let me know if you have any questions.