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Mermaid by Tselsebar Mermaid by Tselsebar
So, I decided to draw a mermaid... cause... mermaids!

My only real regret with this page was that I started the squid drawing too low on the page to become a full picture.  I think I got the expression just right, and the squid didn't turn out too bad either, if not entirely accurate.  I was trying to reproduce the discomfort experienced by people who don't like pets, yet are faced with overly-friendly animals at friends' homes.  For all the discomfort I feel from dogs who stick their noses in my face (or worse, tongues) or cats who feel your lap is a perfectly valid place to take a nap regardless of you feelings in the matter... I have to imagine that a curious squid would be way worse!  All tentacley and beaky...

Sun-bathing version was a challenge to myself to draw a pose I have never done... and it turned out passable, although far from perfect.  Worried mermaid is worried... I messed up her hair and the tail position is uninspired, but overall functional.  Snacking mermaid I rather like... in most stories I've seen with mermaids, they either aren't shown eating at all, or they're staunch defenders of all oceanic life, but I rather think they'd be a lot like most fish, and tend to snack on something a step or two smaller than they are.  And swooping mermaid was the first of the page and was just getting some design elements down.

So yeah... Mermaids!  Cause I like 'em!
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rphb Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Try drawing a merman, a fat obnoxious merman. I have a short story called "the fat obnoxious merman of the North Sea"
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ARGH! I have such a weakness for mermaids.
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nagromelyahs Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Like your style.
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Tselsebar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thanks!
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