Mermay and blurmay

This week I discovered #mermay on Instagram, and since then I’ve had a lot of fun looking at the merpeople art in many different styles. And I, of course, had to draw my own.


In a lot of art with merpeople they are pictured looking like they are posing for the camera, which is fun, but I wanted to make this mermaid swim like she’s just going about her normal mer-business.

After finishing the drawing, I also made a second version without the pencil lines – for a more mysterious, blurry and magical look:


I’m impressed with the commitment that some artists have to draw each day like with #mermay and #inktober etc. It inspires me to draw something every day too, even though it’s just a tiny doodle sometimes.

Mermay and blurmay