This is a concept for a race of cecaelia (half-octopus people) based on the Aboriginal Australians [link] and the blue-ringed octopus [link] . The design has been developed from the ideas and writings of =deinktvis.
I like how she smoothly merges into the octopus, it looks almost like a dress the aborigine influence is neat, the blue-ringed octopus's rings are surprisingly similar to the symbols for camps in Aborigine Art, so even if this was unintentional it works very well XD
There's no background because it's a conceptual drawing meant to show off the design. Here it is in a sheet with a selection of thumbnails I used to develop the design; it probably makes a little more sense like this than on its own: [link] Thanks for the comment!