Mermaid (or something): Late night drawings and biological analysis (sort of)

(Well that  was one heck of a weird title…)

So last night, after watching the first two Hunger Games movies (which were awesome), I had a little time before I had to go to bed. So I decided to draw. Normally, I draw fictional characters about 75% of the time, but I couldn’t think of anyone to draw. But eventually, this squirmed its way out of my head and onto the page of my sketchbook:

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I still have no idea what prompted it, but I love it anyway.

As I said on my Instagram post, I knew that this wouldn’t end with just one drawing. I mean, HOW COULD IT? I mean, LOOK AT THAT MERMAID THING!

…Mermaid thing???

 

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And then this happened…

BEHOLD!

THE MERMAID (OR SOMETHING)!!!

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I had a lot of fun drawing and designing this mermaid. There were a few points I definitely wanted to discuss (here comes the “biological analysis” part), so here goes!

DISCLAIMER: Though I have been a total zoology nerd basically since I could read, I am not completely knowledgeable on this topic. Some of this information might not be completely true, just to let you know. 

In general, I wanted this mermaid to look more fishlike than human, so there are a lot of things that I took from various fish species to piece her together. For example:

-The ears. Most fish do have ears, but they are very small and different from ours. They use not only their ears but their lateral lines to sense sounds in the water.

 

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-The stripes. When I initially drew the mermaid the first time, she was very colorful, with horizontal stripes. I based her off this general image I had in my mind of a tropical fish of similar color and pattern, but when I googled such a fish, it didn’t exist. (**** you, imagination…) But, I did find a fish similar to my vision, albeit with horizontal stripes as opposed to vertical ones.

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-The mouth. Realistically, if I were to steer in the far fishier direction, the mouth would probably be bigger, and the lips wider. The teeth were a rather confusing point, because when I googled “fish teeth”…

…well…

Let’s just say that you should never google such things. *shivers*

So I just went with small teeth.

-As far as the nose goes, I just put little slits.

-The head fin and tail, I discovered, are not only similar to each other, but similar to leaves of kelp (which the mermaid’s leg band things and dress are made of). I suppose this could possibly be a form of camoflauge. Maybe this mermaid lives in a kelp forest.

-Lastly, I’ve been kind of in self-debate about this for a little while, but I can’t decide whether my version of mermaids would lay eggs (I imagined them like shark or dogfish eggs-HEY, PEOPLE SOMETIMES CALL THOSE MERMAID’S PURSES! MAYBE I’M ONTO SOMETHING!) or if they would give birth to live young, like mammals. Either way, this mermaid has no visible breasts, which would be a mammalian trait. I’m still unsure about that. I suppose either one would work, but…hmm… *strokes imaginary goatee in thought*

 

Well, that just about wraps it up. Thank you for reading!

EDIT: The mermaid now has a name (or nickname), thanks to my dad: Abigail Sapien (like Abe Sapien) 😉

 

 

 

 

And just when you thought they were over…

They’re back…

THE FAN ARTS…

*evil cackling*

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Catwoman (The Batman)

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Poison Ivy (The Batman)

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Batgirl (The Batman)

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Robin (The Batman)

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Batman (The Batman)

(Okay, I promise there are no more The Batman  fan arts, don’t worry…)

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Abe Sapien!!! (Hellboy)

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Hellboy (Hellboy)

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Liz Sherman (Hellboy)

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BABY HELLBOY (Sorry, there are no pamcakes…)

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Emily (The Corpse Bride)

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Elsa Van Helsing (Frankenweenie)

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An experimentation in hand-lettering and a chance to let the insane Bowie fangirl in me loose. (The quote is from “Space Oddity”)

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Victor Frankenstein (aka my fictional boyfriend <3<3<3) (Frankenweenie)

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Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, and Severus Snape (all drawn for HP’s birthday)

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Rey (Star Wars)

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Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

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Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

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Muthr 06 (The Search for WondLa)

Also, just because, here’s an amazing Harry Potter meme I found…34c0fd76bafaff75eeaafc0818afe91d.jpg

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Thanks for looking at/tolerating the sheer amount of fan arts I just posted, and have a good day!

 

 

 

 

This is Me From Now On (Reprise)

(See This is Me From Now On for original drawing)

Hey guys!

So yesterday, I was thinking of making a new logo/look/thing/whatever for Neon Cheetah, and I came up with…two. I’ve drawn the Neon Cheetah character in various drawing of mine, but these were more intended as ones for things like profile pictures. These were the two I came up with.

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This one was more just for kicks and giggles. Pretty fun to draw.

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This one was my favorite of the two, which, as you might see, is now my profile picture and stuff. Like it?

Well anyway, happy Friday, and be sure to check out some of my other posts (book reviews, fan arts, etc.)!

You get a fan art! You get a fan art! EVERYONE gets a fan art!!!

Yep, that’s right! I’ve got some more fan arts for you guys!!! This time, it’s mostly Star Wars…hehe! Enjoy! 😆

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Rey and BB-8.

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Jyn and K-2SO.

 

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Edward Scissorhands!!!! 😍

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Courtney Crumrin, Aloysius Crumrin, and Butterworm.

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Victor and Sparky! Frankenweenie is the best movie of all time…

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My two Nimona drawings! She’s so fun to draw…

AND NOW FOR A SHORT BREAK, IN WHICH I SHOW YOU A COMIC…

Introducing “Rebel Rebel”, a comic in three parts.

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🎶REBEL REBEL, YOUR FACE IS A MESS…🎶

Like it?

Here, now for some MORE fan arts…bear with me, folks…

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I can’t tell if this is K-2SO or a self-portrait…

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From the top, Princess Leia, C3-PO, R2-D2, Jyn Erso, K-2SO, BB-8, and Rey as cats.🐾

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Chirrut Imwe!

I am one with the Force, the Force is with me.

I am one with the Force, the Force is with me.

I am one with the Force, the Force is with me.

 

Thank you guys so much for watching! I’ll be here tomorrow with a new BRT, and I’ll post my newest WondLa fan arts soon as well! Also, if anyone has any requests, feel free to comment! Ciao, my peeps! 😉

 

 

 

WondLa Fan Arts Vol. 3

THAT’S RIGHT, FOLKS!

I don’t just have new fan arts of various fandoms…

I HAVE A BUNCH MORE WONDLA ONES!!! *loud noisemakers* * intense confetti*YAAAAY.gifRandom sparkles.gif

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…Okay. Now for the fan arts.

 

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Eva and Dodo.

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The Evas (Eight and Nine)

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Eva and Queen Ojo

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Eva and Arius (hmm…is anyone else noticing a theme here? LOL)

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WONDLA THINGS!!!!! (WondLa+Stranger Things)

And finally…

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Hey wait a minute…

 

I really hope you loved my WondLa fan arts (and the pointless gifs)!!!

See you next time!*

 

 

 

 

 

*probably sometime after Spring Break…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

FFFFAAAAAAAAAANNNNN AAAAAAARRRRRRRRTTTTTTSSSSSSS

SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK

have some fan arts

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Ms. Marvel!!!

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SPIDER GWEN! (Both Ms. Marvel and Spider Gwen are great comics that you guys should really read 😊)

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Greta (from Ravenous)

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Kymera and Batu the dragon (from Monstrous)

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El and her beloved Eggo waffles (from Stranger Things, which you guys NEED TO WATCH)

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(from left to right) Dan, Genna, Cat, and Yarri (from The Ruby Key)

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Self-explanatory…(“Hedwig’s Theme” blaring)

And…

for the grand finale…

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This one has an interesting story behind it. The idea came to me in a dream-the dream was that I was scrolling through Instagram, and I saw that a friend of mine had drawn Frank (Madman) as a cat and with a turquoise costume (???). When I woke up, I was inspired to draw Frank (left) and Joe (right) as cats. 😻

(You guys seriously need to read Madman too-SUCH A GOOD COMIC OMG)

I hope you liked my fan arts, guys! Meow!

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Florida! (Again)

Hi again, everyone! Happy 2017!

I have just returned from my annual family sojourn in Florida, and it was very fun. I have LOTS of pictures to show you!

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Yeah, that’s right…the soul-sucking doll is back. And this time, she was right…behind…my air mattress…

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My grandma’s neighbors own cows, and they often come close to her property. I spent some time feeding them Spanish moss and grapefruit on the first day. MOO!

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A monarch butterfly at Lithia Springs park.

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Coquina Beach!

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This is literally the saddest manatee ever. I would hardly be able that it was a manatee if it didn’t say “manatee” right next to it. Nice job…

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Back at the Dalí! There was a Frida Kahlo exhibit this time, and this was from it. This is “The Chick”, which is now probably my favorite Kahlo.

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“The Hallucinogenic Toreador”, my favorite Dalí painting.

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Another one of my favorites, “The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft which can also be used as a Table”. Man, what a great name. Where can I get one of these?

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I mustache you a question…but I’ll shave it for later.

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Melting Clock bench selfie!

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ARGH…THE PUNS!!!! Okay, maybe I’m being a bit of a hypocrite, but y’know.

So, I had a great time in Florida! I’ll be back on Tuesday with a book review! Ciao for now!