A little different to what I normally draw, but since we are in MerMay, I decided to enter into the spirit of things.
I had pondered once or twice before on what Auk and Murre would look like as mermaids. Since many seafarers feared sharks and giant squid, it seemed fitting to cast them in the form of two of the ocean's most notorious predators.
I'm a little annoyed with myself for doing such a hashed job of Auk's shark body - however, I am pleased with how her hair turned out. (This is the first time I'm tried drawing hair as it would look underwater.)
Why did I have her devouring a fish? Well, partly because it adds to the shark image, but also because it provided a convenient way to cover her chest. To be honest, I'm not sure how necessary this was - as you may have noticed, my female characters don't have breasts. Since they are animals, I have kept their anatomical features the same as in real life - instead of breasts, they have a double row of teats down the belly, but they're hidden away in the fur, so you can't see them. (I did consider using seashells or starfish or any of the other modesty covers you tend to see on mermaids. but ultimately decided against it.)
Ah yes, and then there's Murre's scar. There's a story behind that, but it'll have to wait for another day.
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