Okay… So… That title doesn’t work, and this version of Flounder isn’t even a mermaid in this piece… but whatever. Happy Mer-Monday! Enjoy this doodle I did the other day!
It’s Sunday. A useless and boring day that I have failed to protect people from lately… sorry for that? I’ve been busy #kicking and #standing and being barely able to walk to spending WAY too much money recently to walk more comfortably!
So… what should people do on a day where there is no Chick-fil-a to gorge on?
Halo! Yes… this is an easy cop-out answer. Halo: The Master Chief collection has been announced for PC, and apparently Halo Reach is coming along with… so now might be the proper time to refine those skills that at SXSW made it possible to pay the bills… for someone who is not me. I was only ever all right with Halo 3.
Kingdom Hearts III… Okay… so just because Halo has was able to make the jump from Xbox to Xbox 360, that doesn’t mean that we should pick on Square Enix’s Disney baby for skipping from PS2 all the way to near the end of the PS4… right? Really… almost any Kingdom Hearts will do, as there were a ton of sequels that could even be better than this jumbled up non-sense that tried to tie all of the handheld spin offs into something coherent.. on second thought… maybe Kingdom Hearts 1 or 2 is more worth playing at this point.
Work on your fanfiction! Seriously… Kingdom Hearts making a mockery of things people take seriously… such as Winnie The Pooh and the Greek demi-god Hercules, might ensure that Tetsuya Namora is going to go to hell… but not every fan fiction has to be terrible! Or maybe you are more of a fan artist who likes drawing Flounder as a girl so he can kiss all of the boys? No matter what your outlet is, let those creative, yet still derivative, juices flow! Who knows, maybe you will be the next Stephenie Meyer!
GREEN THE EFF UP! Seriously… it might be Sunday, which is the day Christians should be celebrating their lord and savior, but it’s also St. Patrick’s day… so whatever you do…
… dress accordingly.
I, personally, will be celebrating by ignoring my responsibilities, staying inside on what is also the last day of Spring Break, and watching maybe Gangs of New York… and/or Robin Hood Men in Tights… cause IRELAND! UGH!
Or web comic artist Kittyhawk does, I should say. I had her draw a version of myself that a few people argued looked like a ‘muse.’ This gender bent woman who wore a hoodie was known as Evelyn. She was decently popular, and even helped Kittyhawk get a few extra commissions from eager people wanting their own… Evelyn, or whatever.
When the time came to commission another version of Evelyn, I knew I was pretty sure that I possibly kind of wanted her to be a greek Muse.. maybe.. or a mermaid? One of the two… certainly.
Kittyhawk thought that Evelyn as a mermaid would be more fun to draw… so BAM! Mermaid Evelyn!
I don’t mean to brag, but that’s one nice piece of tail there. Her tail is based on The Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse fish. I feel like Kittyhawk did a really great job!
I love Flounder as a mermaid. I came up with the idea now a couple of years ago. I wanted it to be a thing, kind of like how Bowsette became a thing, despite not being an official thing.
Hopefully one day I can get more commissions… and hey, maybe one day someone will cosplay as her… you never know… it could happen?
I’ve toyed with the idea of maybe making an art contest over her… maybe with a cash prize? I don’t know how to go about that, or even if there would be any interest in such a thing.
Anyways, I didn’t really have anything new to post for Mer-Monday, but wanted to share the idea that maybe I should do a contest? Thoughts? Concerns? Comments?
I recently was informed by an artist friend ::cough:: Kittyhawk ::cough:: of a website that allows you to search all over Earth for mermaid statues… to physically go to and see! It’s kind of awesome! http://mermaidsofearth.com/
I couldn’t find some statues I had heard about in San Marcos, Tx on that list, so here is a link with pictures about that: https://splash.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/mermaid-statues/
There are also 3 statues in Galveston, Tx on their dead tree sculpture tour… so here’s a link for that. https://www.galveston.com/treesculpturetour/
This is a video from 2015, but I only just saw it recently. I don’t want to ruin anything, It’s an awesome watch!
Columbus claimed to have seen at least 3 mermaids on his voyage to The Americas, but claimed that they were not nearly as beautiful as described. He said they even had some masculine features.
Just a reminder, it was most likely a manatee.
Anyways, instead of dwelling on the fact that Columbus was a god damn monster that was even arrested for being so terribly sadistic, let’s focus on mermaids instead?