Mordecai's outfit is impossible to decipher once he's all belted up, so I thought it would be fun to dissect his stupidly large number of clothing layers. I was...half right, because this took SO. LONG. I never want to look at the same seven shades of black again. :'))
Mordecai is my triton bard from my current D&D group - he's a goth trying to spread cliché 2000s emo music with the world (which are his original work of course, because none of these real-world songs exist). He is also a slimy fishboy and I love him.
It was fun figuring out how his outfit would layer up, and even little details like the toeless socks (because his toenails would shred right through the ends otherwise). You may wonder how he would breathe in water with so many layers over his gills...and in truth he can't, but he's not a big swimmer anyway (he'll remove layers if he's in that situation). I kind of imagine him as a kid who grew up with his immigrant parents completely outside of triton territory and is therefore 100% out of touch with his own culture, trying instead to adopt whatever the 'cool land kids' are into. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I'm glad you think so, because MAN did this take forever to actually finish. :') The boot pose is definitely up there for me too - gosh, I've been looking at this for so long, I don't know which I like the best anymore. Thanks for your comment! ((: