This gorgeous painting is by animator/illustrator Jozef Szekeres, who designed the Australian Olympics mascot. He is also well known for his work at Disney Animation. And he designs beautiful dolls!

In 1996, Image Comics published a book of pinups based on A DISTANT SOIL, and this was Jozef’s contribution. It’s so gorgeous! Jozef is very fond of mermaids, and they appear in a lot of his works. Here he’s painted Seren and D’mer from A DISTANT SOIL having a lovely ride on a couple of handsome mermen!

This painting was created using animation cel paint. I am lucky to be able to bring it to you with Jozef’s permission, scanned from the original art.

You can see more of Jozef’s work HERE.