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Planet Ripple- 57- Homo Aquarius

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Homo Aquarius essentially translates as "Sea Man" or "Man of the Sea." Seems pretty fitting.

Some info about the Dolphin Merfolk. These images were taken from a few separate pieces, all of them done very early on, though the one to the left is the most recent. That was my first drawing of Noma's finished design before I introduced her in the comic story. Isn't she beautiful?

(Decided to leave out any 'bits' so this would be relatively kid friendly.)

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Gusindor's avatar
I like the names, now I'm curious what their language sounds like.
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
It probably sounds different to them (underwater, anyway) than it does for us. You can try saying the names for yourself. You just can't open your mouth.
YumeYukimenokoTsuki's avatar
Cool, very cool. I like how there are still slight evolutionary developments going on which explain the humanoid appearance. c:
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Thanks. This is how I'd imagine mermaids might look if they were real, like a marine primate. Maybe they press their legs together and spread their feet when they swim, so at a glance it may look sort of like a tail, sparking all those fables we have about them.

Also figured giving them rubbery skin with big, patchy freckles would make them even more humanlike, as opposed to scales.
YumeYukimenokoTsuki's avatar
It is true that that the dolphin kick is indeed the fastest way of moving forward underwater and I can imagine also the most efficient as you burn far less oxygen as there is less movement involved.

Heh, for the fables I had seen a theory around that those might've actually been belugas as seen from below. Apparently if you're seeing them from below their tails kind of resemble a pair of legs melded together.