This is wonderful. I'm just floored by every single markered pic you post. It seems like every time you post one you're a little more comforable lookin than in the last. It definitely shows in this one. The textures you gave him are just awesome. Especially with the lighting. I'd like to see more of this guy. I really like the design. MORE traditional art, Dan! I'm drooling.
Hmmm, looking at it's body it doesn't seem to me like it'd be a swimmer... but then again there are many things in life that don't look like they can do something that they are maybe talented at... Maybe this one is special...
the shadings are excelent, but perhaps a little too bright to be underwater. Also, the light that spreads throug his body should have a continuation in the water, because water as a dense materia, makes the light rays visible
The water lines across the body are really cool. But you see how you have some of the rays in the water touching his body behind him? I think it would look pretty cool if you had some rays over the line work , just a little though.