I have a confession to make. As a young budding artist, I had a unicorn phase. But what most people don’t know is that coinciding with and shortly after the unicorn phase, I also had a mermaid phase! Okay, I won’t say they were phases because I still love these staples of high fantasy. I couldn’t let May’s MerMay art event go by without drawing at least one mermaid!
For those who haven’t heard of it, MerMay challenges you to draw mermaids inspired by various prompts. I didn’t have the time to participate this year, so I chose to do one really cool mermaid instead. For this mermaid, I had everyone play the Let’s Make A Mermaid game over on Twitter!
Commenters on my Twitter suggested a purple and teal-haired frilly tailed mermaid with koi & tan skin with a goth aesthetic. Poor thing is also afraid of the dark & a bit absent-minded!
Our bioluminescent gal, Lucy, here is the result! I painted Lucy in Procreate on the iPad with a looser style than I’m used to. I’ve been trying to break my reliance on tedious line art for my own health. The results were quite fun!
I really need to try this event properly some month! What fun I could have with mermaids, octomaids, and more.
What’s your favorite kind of Mermaid? Did you do MerMay this year or enjoy drawing seafolk? I’d love to peek at your creations!