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Hi, I'm Edgar Covarrubias. I'm a cartoonist, sequential artist, illustrator, and overall art lover. I post my artwork here.

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The Decemberists
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Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adam, Tolkien
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Wacom Intuos Tablet
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Playing Guitar

Designing a cartoon-style mermaid

Designing a cartoon-style mermaid

Introduction Hello Everyone! I'm Edgar Covarrubias, otherwise known as Curly-Artist, and today I'm going to show you how I go about designing a mermaid intended for a watercolor illustration. I'm best known as an artist who draws cartoony illustrative mermaids (as well as other things). So if this is something that piques your interest or you are just curious about the work process then I hope this tutorial finds you well. Tools Although a lot of my mermaid work looks traditional I actually do all of my work digitally. I personally use a Wacom Cintiq with Photoshop CS6 along with “Kyle's Real Watercolor brushes”, (which should now be available to anyone who's using Photoshop CC). This doesn't mean you also have to use the same tools as I do. All you need is any decent drawing tablet and any digital art program that can mimic watercolors. Clip Studio Paint & Procreate can use watercolor brushes very convincingly as well. Let's Get Started Step 1 Let's start with designing a

Patreon + Store!

Patreon + Store!

Hey Guys! I have a :star::star::star::star:PATREON!:star::star::star::star: So if you like my work consider supporting me there. I currently have 2 sketchbook collections released for everyone on my Patreon. November was released a few days ago and today I just released October. Consider being a $1 Patreon if you're interested! I also have a discord where I post my work and chat and stuff. :star::star::star::star:PRINT STORE:star::star::star::star: ALSO I have a store where you can purchase copy of my prints.

Open for Commissions!

Open for Commissions!

Hey everyone! I'm open for commissions, so if you're interested in a drawing from me then please consider shooting me an email at "" And if not, it's totally okay and I hope you folks have a nice day! :) Oh, and if anyone's wondering about the turn around time. Depending on where you are on the queue, it should take a day or two or three, but nothing too much for the most part.

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PookaWitchHobbyist Digital Artist

Your gallery is just so beautiful! I really love your style. <3 Keep up the great work. :D

Great Fun! Love your gallery!

Your style is so much fun!

Beautiful art,love it all :) :)

LysAnimationHobbyist Digital Artist

I really like your style, very dynamic !

RobbieCave Digital Artist

Awesome art! :)

JustABreeHobbyist Digital Artist
I love how cute your characters are, the way you color them, your creativeness with ideas, and how different your art styles can be. You earned my watch! I hope to see more from you.