The characters are naiads, the fresh water sisters to nymphs. I wanted them young and beautiful but also give a subtle dark undertone. Unlike nymphs who were by and large altruistic creatures, naiads were just as likely to drown you as help you.
Created with Adobe Photoshop CS4
The piece was included in Spectrum 17: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art
wrote a wonderful poem inspired by the piece which can be read here