The fairy isn't quite to this stage yet, so I'll post the mermaid solo.
This step is the reason why I post the crummy looking early steps. I have an almost perverse enjoyment of posting transformations from sketchy, to slightly recognizable, to not bad, to better to wow.
We are starting to turn the corner with this piece. I had to stop myself from working this to completion in order to catch the fairy up to this stage (that keeps them looking similar and keeps the palettes really close).
I know exactly where I want to take this from here, but I'll get her counterpart to this point before I go further. Keep checking back!