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!

 

 

 

 

WondLa Myers-Briggs! (Reprise)

As I said in my last post, I’ve made some changes to the WondLa MBTI chart that I posted a few months ago (I deleted it). I switched around a few of the types, Redimus is now an INTJ, and I put the types in a reasonable order. I also made it look *fancier* as well. So, without further ado, here you go!

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Now that I’ve made some changes, Rovender is an ISTJ-and I am an ISTJ! Yay!

Feel free to tell me your character/type in the comments, and I hope you liked this!

Also, I’ll try and make the Wings of Fire MBTI happen soonish!!! 😉

 

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.)!

Book Review Tuesday (7/11/17)-Where You’ll Find Me (PLUS-Bonus gif barrage for NO apparent reason!)

Good morning, afternoon, evening, eternal night, or whatever time it is where you are!

My summer has been pretty uneventful so far-besides Comic-Con, nothing much has happened. Mostly, I’ve been drawing, petting the cats, eating ice cream and popsicles every once in a while, watching movies & TV shows (SHERLOCK. OH. MY. GOOOOOOD), and regularly raiding my local library for a new set of books to read. This book happens to be one of these books…as usual. Enjoy!

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Where You’ll Find Me

Anna Collette thought that going into 8th Grade this year would be fun, but she couldn’t be further from the truth. Her mother has just been hospitalized after attempting to kill herself, her “best friend” Dani just ditched her for the popular girls, and she’s stuck at home with her dad, his new wife, and her baby. And to top it all off, she’s been forced to sit at the “loser table” after being abandoned by Dani. But nothing there is as it seems. Soon, Anna finds friends in two outcasts-Shawna and Sarabeth-and soon finds her place. With their help, Anna’s been feeling a little better and more normal. But will it last?

 

I liked this book a lot more than I expected to. Heartwarming and heartwrenching, and overall, very endearing. I definitely wouldn’t call it a “light-read”, but it was a nice, short, good summer read. If you read it, I hope you like it!

 

I’ll get to posting those WondLa fan arts soon. Bye, everyone, and have a wonderful summer!

WAIT!

I REALLY WANT TO POST SOME GIFS FOR SOME REASON!

(But don’t I always?)

SO HERE YOU GO!

GIFS!

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That felt really good for some reason. Hmm. 😏

Alright, bye guys! Have a good day!

 

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!

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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! 😉

 

 

 

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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