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Mer Grooming Sketches by CoffeeAddictedDragon Mer Grooming Sketches by CoffeeAddictedDragon
Behold! Images of Sovereign Mers grooming eachother or themselves. XD


Edit: Mer grooming is an important part of Sovereign Mer society. It strengthens bonds and helps keep eachother clean. Mers have a triangle of barbs on the center parts of their tongues that are similar to cat's. The rest of the tongue is like a human's but tougher. Mer's make sure that their scales are clean and their hair is free of debris. Up top we have examples of Alu and Yami cleaning the tough scales on their tails. In the center we have Sakura cleaning (A blushing) Captain's hair, nipping at little bits of kelp or something. (Claws can make it more complicated so mers often use their tongues and teeth to get at stuff in the hair.)
And on the bottom we have Mahad brushing out Mana's hair to fill in for another mer and Iris (haven't mentioned her in a while) cleaning a random little pup in the pod's Thresh. She's a Matron so it's her job to look after the moms and babs in the Thresh.
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:iconangeliclake:
AngelicLake Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student
*SQUEALS HAPPILY*
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:iconkrestenawolfshadow:
I like the info you added Star. =D
It's always awesome to hear more about your incredible mer species. =D :clap: 
Also noticed Captain's tail, poor captain. Do you think you might do a picture of him and how it happened sometime? 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm impressed, you're the first to notice. ^^

Maybe, maybe.

Glad you like it. ^^
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Cool. =D 
Yay! 
=D Keep up the great work Star! I can't wait to see more of your art. :happybounce:
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aFanofanArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
The bottom left is magnificent!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. ^^ Mers on land are a bit of a challenge.
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:iconafanofanart:
aFanofanArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Welcome ^^
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:iconmutouyuugiaiboufan:
MutouYuugiAiboufan Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the information of knowing how they clean. It reminded me of how I saw my cat cleaning himself last night. My favorites are of Yami and Mana getting her hair brushed. The expression on Mana's face is great. Nice work.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yup, cats are almost always the inspiration for my creature behaviors... ^^;
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:iconmutouyuugiaiboufan:
MutouYuugiAiboufan Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. That is something I have noticed. I have been drawing the Yu-Gi-Oh! characters as cats recently, so I have been studying them myself.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You too? Seems to be a craze. XD Yugioh cats and all. XD
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:iconmutouyuugiaiboufan:
MutouYuugiAiboufan Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It seems that way, because there is another artist I follow that right now is drawing Yu-Gi-Oh! characters as cats.
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lemme guess.


Godbirdart?
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:iconmutouyuugiaiboufan:
MutouYuugiAiboufan Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Correct...do you watch that artist as well?
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
awww, lovely

I love the cat-inspiration for grooming
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank yiu. ^^ Cats inspire so many things i make. Lol.
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
ha ha, I have a Siberian cat so I can spot some such things XD
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh i never heard of that breed before! Whats it look like? O.o
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I have some images of my long-haired furry baby in my gallery, it is named My cat Nelya 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy hotpockets that cat is so poofy! :iconlaplz:
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
oh yes
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*wiggles away to go see for self*
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:iconnelyasun:
Nelyasun Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
;)
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BlueLuna12 Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2017  Hobbyist
Yami licking himself!! XD
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Glacie95 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Oh my Ra cute!!!!!! Especially the merperson with the small one!!!!! Awwwww!!!!
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:iconnekobunny84:
NekoBunny84 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Professional Filmographer
haha is cute :)
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:iconstardustmoonlight1:
StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
they remind me of cats 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of inspiration for their mannerisms comes from cats, admittedly. ^^;
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:iconstardustmoonlight1:
StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
everything is from cats Eye Zoom 
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:iconpaperbeans:
PaperBeans Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Why must you mix my two favorite thing into one xD I'm honestly enjoying the top two for some reason. Maybe it's bc of Alu's adorable face and pose -hessecretlyKajiasamer- and Yami (I assume) and his kitty self XD..
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mwahahahahaa cause I enjoy similar things to you? XD

Yes it's Yami. I like the top two also. XD
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:iconpaperbeans:
PaperBeans Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Student General Artist
xD we are fated to be gr8 buds~

Yay, I got it right c: Cuz Yugi and Yami are really similar omg. Screams at the makers.
XD the rest is still pretty awesome, but those top two have that interesting factor somehow. It's hard to explain owo
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:iconspectraheart:
Spectraheart Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
BEHOLD! MORE PROOF YOUR MERS ARE FISH CATS!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PFFFFFFFT. GUESS IT'S HARD TO DENY NOW EH!? XD
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:iconspectraheart:
Spectraheart Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU CAN'T DENY IT NOW! AND I REST MY CASE! Inside out - Disgust is done (emote) 
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:iconkrestenawolfshadow:
KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
*GIRLY SQUEALS*
SO COOL! SO CUTE! AND SO ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful job Star. =D :clap: 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly.
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:iconkrestenawolfshadow:
KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Your very welcome. Star! :hug: 
Glad to have you back Star! =D

I just finished watching yugioh seasons 3 and 4, so awesome. =D 
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:iconfairyofthunder22:
FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Sweet Job on this!
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DRAGONDEMISE Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHH ADORABLE 
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:iconcoffeeaddicteddragon:
CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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:icondragondemise:
DRAGONDEMISE Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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