I want to draw mermaids based on all of these.
More things I wanna turn into mermaids!
I needed to take a break from drawing comics and I haven’t done a weird mermaid in a while.
The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. Inhabiting the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, it is rarely seen by humans. Blobfish live at depths between 600–1,200 m (2,000–3,900 ft) where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy.
Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats in front of it. Blobfish eat invertebrates like crabs and sea pens. Blobfish can be caught by bottom trawling with nets as bycatch. Such trawling in the waters off Australia may threaten the blobfish in what may be its only habitat.The blobfish is currently facing extinction due to deep-sea fishing or bottom trawling.
I can’t get over how human the blobfish looks with the eyes, the nose, the mouth, and the chin.
Mr. Saturn fish.
I’ve been wanting to draw a version of this since I’m always drawing strange merfolk, but I quickly realized this is already just a really ugly mermaid.
yo i’m p. sure my sister sells a sex toy like this
I need to draw a mermaid version of this sea urchin.
The Nigel Thornberry of the sea.
Oh damn, I need to make a mermaid out of this fish, but I don’t know if I want to.
The anglerfish mermaid. I actually used her in one of my NSFW comics.
Ahhhh this hair. 4 hours. And then the bubbles. But worth it!
The pink one has short hair because she’s the youngest, having gotten chopped off a while ago and had to regrow.
Flamboyant Cuttlefish Mermaid
What a challenge! I literally could not make heads or tails of this creature at first. What part is the head? What part is the… other parts? What is this part over here? I’m pleased with how she turned out, though, despite her not being as accurate as some of the others. Wanted her to be very flamboyant, very ultra-femme.
Spanish Shawl Nudibranch mermaid
I’m having a lot of fun with my strange merfolk this week. She looks like a sexy punk Andalite! The nudibranch is basically what you get if the Yeerks and Andalites managed to cross-breed.