Aloha my wonderful merfolk!
As I’ve mentioned many many times before, I love concept art. I love seeing the journey the film had taken to get to the version we see in the cinema or on television. Even though Disney by this point, had moved to computer animated movies rather than traditionally hand animated, concept art still plays a large part in the journey of the creation.
The first set of concept art sketches are by Jim Kim:
The following pieces of concept art are by Jim Kim, Paul Felix and Da Read respectively:
a mermaid be waiting for you, in mysterious fathoms below