This was the first initial 2D sketch. I tried to create something more original and different from my last design. As you can see I've kept the idea of a very enlarged neck and slim, eel shaped body. I also kept the idea of the half human/ half eel face. However I tried making it to look more like a half human, because it would be quite a comical picture to see a fish with legs... Considering a gulper eel is a deep sea creature I would imagine this sort of hybrid to have a creepy look, and if somehow the splice DID happen, and I'd end up with no legs but just a pair of arms, I'd end up having a very strong upper body if I had to drag and balance my whole body weight on my arms.
Here is some more initial sketches. I especially like the top one, where it looks as the eel is crawling out from behind a rock. I need to look in more in how the upper body works and the muscles that attach the arms to your back. I noticed the way my hybrid moves resembles the ghosts from 'The Grudge'. which makes me think my hybrid would end up having quite a creepy look.