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  • theartofkas
    06.05.2021 - 2 minutes ago

    Gearing Up For MerMay! I'm doing it by Thumbnailing some illustrations for the month and doing some Chill Drawing on YouTube

    Feel free to Check it out

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  • agnesillustrates
    06.05.2021 - 3 minutes ago

    Hey there! It's time for another drawing from my #agnesmermaidcalendar and it's February! Month of the Valentine's day 💕💕💕. And what's more romantic than Ariel and Eric? 😍 At the same time it's my entry for @tombancroft1 totally awesome #drawarielinyourstyle challenge ❤️ Let me know what you think 😊❤️ . . . . . . #mermay #mermay2021 #illustration #loveart #drawthisinyourstyle #arielanderic #thelittlemermaid #ariel #disneyprincess #arieldisney #disneyfanart (w: Kraków, Poland) https://www.instagram.com/p/COiZrY6jeO2/?igshid=to0kev2d01te

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  • sosolenoo
    06.05.2021 - 3 minutes ago

    Mermay Day 6


    #mermay#mermay 2021 #not really a mermaid haha #but eh 🤷‍♀️ #cw minors injuries
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  • animator-2b
    06.05.2021 - 4 minutes ago

    MerMay Day 6 - Part owl, part man, part fish... Because why not? XD

    Well- it’s actually mostly because I don’t normally draw Ev as an owl... But otherwise why not?

    #annie mermay 2021 #vanossgaming #he's a feathery fish #and that's weird #but also kinda cool
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  • demon-bugz
    06.05.2021 - 4 minutes ago

    missed drawing this dude

    #fukami#watgbs#wadanohara (mogeko) #wadanohara and the great blue sea #mogeko#okegom #deep sea prisoner #funamusea#mermay#wadanohara
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  • crystalninjaphoenix
    06.05.2021 - 4 minutes ago

    MerMay 2021 Day Six History Lesson

    “You ever notice how all the cool shells are always far out at sea?” Muirin picked up a scallop and turned it over in his hands. “Like, the ones that make it to the shore are always small or broken.”

    “It’s because of the waves and stuff,” Sereia said, peeking into a rock crevice to see if there was anything inside. “They like...break them up. Friction.”

    “Are you sure you can carry all that, Muirin?” Chase called from where he was laying on the ocean floor nearby. “You didn’t bring a bag, did you?”

    “I got it, we’re not too far out,” Muirin said.

    Sereia rolled her eyes. “All the kids at school are gonna be sooo jealous of your seashell collection.”

    “Hey, you never know.” Muirin grabbed another shell. “Look at this one, it’s like a uhhh...turret shell, I think. You know, in the old days, before they had money, they’d trade shells for stuff.”

    “Not sure how accurate that is,” Sereia mumbled. “I’m pretty sure, like ancient Greece had money. Like coins and stuff. Right, Dad?”

    “Huh? Uh...” Chase flicked his tail. “Greece is that...that place with the pyramids, right?”

    “No, that’s Egypt,” Muirin said. “Ser, I don’t think merms are gonna know stuff about human history. Much less if ancient Greece had coins or not.”

    “But Dad went to human school, right?” Sereia looked over at Chase.

    “Well, I went to one year of human school,” Chase explained. “And I wasn’t very good at it, probably because I was missing a lot of background knowledge. Math and history were probably my worst, but biology was neat, even though I had trouble understanding. I liked art. Painting was fun.”

    “Oh! Hey, I have an idea.” Sereia swam over to Chase, turning upside down to look at him. “Can you tell us some merm history? Can you, huh huh?”

    “I thought you hated school, Ser,” Muirin teased.

    Sereia stuck her tongue out at him. “Yeah, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like finding out new things. I just don’t like tests. And mermaid stuff is cool.”

    “Hmm...” Chase considered this for a moment. “Well, there’s a lot of history, some of which I don’t even know, but I could give you guys some basics, if you want.”

    In unison, Sereia and Muirin swam over to the patch of sand Chase was resting on and settled down, lying on their stomachs with their heads in their hands in identical positions. They briefly looked at each other and giggled before going quiet.

    Chase smiled. “Alright, then. If you’re so eager.” That caused a few more giggles. Chase couldn’t help but laugh, too, then adjusted his position to be more upright. “Okay. So...where to start? I’m gonna assume a lot of early human history and early merm history is pretty similar, like the bits about hunting food but then learning to farm and making civilizations. Is that right?” Sereia didn’t answer, but Muirin nodded. “Alright. So, in that case, merm history from there is divided into four eras: ancient, monarchy, shipwreck, and modern. The lines between these eras are kinda blurry but they’re just really general outlines. Ancient is the oldest, of course. Those were when the first civilizations started to get really big.”

    “Oh! Mesopotamia is the oldest human civilization,” Muirin said proudly. “It’s 6000 years old. We learned about that this year. It made the first writing system!”

    “Six thousand? Wow. That’s pretty old.” Chase whistled, impressed. “I’m pretty sure the first merm civilizations are around that old, too. But don’t take my word for it, it’s been forever since I learned the exact dates and names. I do know that the first merm alphabets were around that time, too. But you see, humans kinda kept up with all their different languages; that’s not the case for merms. Ancient times were just about the only time period where merms all spoke differently. They were also when we interacted the most with other water races, like sirens and selkies and merrows and—”

    “Those guys are all myths!” Sereia said excitedly. “So they’re real?! Does that mean other fantasy creatures are real, too?! Like on land?”

    Chase shrugged, adjusting his cap. “I don’t know anything about land. But I do know that a lot of ancient water races eventually merged together into what merms are today. A lot of families have traditions from those different roots, but some might have different ancestors and not even know it.”

    “Okay, so after the ancient era came the monarchy era, right?” Muirin prodded. “What was that?”

    “Ah. Well, a lot of merms might call that the golden era, because we did pretty well back then. There were all these cities being built, people made and wrote down history and stories in books, art and politics happened...lots of stuff. It was called the monarchy era because a lot of...what’s a good word...a lot of countries were created and grew bigger, ruled by monarchies.”

    “Like feudal kingdoms?” Muirin asked. “Like, where there was a king in charge, who had lords, who were in charge of knights, who were in charge of serfs?”

    “Uh...I think there were some like that, yeah,” Chase frowned. “But there were a lot of other monarchies under different systems, too. This is just the basics, though, and quite honestly, it’s been a while since I learned about monarchy systems anyway, so we’ll just leave it at that.”

    “Okay, so what’s with the shipwrecks, then?” Sereia asked, flicking her tail excitedly. “Was that when mermaids would draw pirates to rocks and stuff?!”

    Chase hissed inwardly, trying to think of a way to describe it. “Okay so...you had all these cities and kingdoms under the monarchy era, right? Well, a lot of merms weren’t happy with how things were, so they revolted against the rulers. The old monarchies didn’t go away for a while, but there were all these new systems as well, and the countries were a lot smaller, but there were more of them. You know, something I thought was interesting in how different humans were from merms, was that you just...stayed in cities. And actually, your cities got bigger. It was kind of the reverse for us. We all started spreading out, and some groups went back to wandering and hunting.”

    “So why’s it called the shipwreck era?!” Sereia repeated insistently.

    “Because there were a lot of shipwrecks,” Chase explained. “Just like you guessed, merms would draw a lot of human ships and make them wreck, so they could take the things inside. That’s when merms with siren blood made the best use of their powers.”

    “So...merms didn’t like...eat humans or anything?” Sereia asked.

    “Sereia!” Muirin gasped.

    “What?! That’s what they always say!”

    “Humans have a lot of myths about merms that aren’t true,” Chase said patiently. “No, that never happened. All the shipwrecks caused by merms were to get the human-made things on board. You can think of it like pirates, if you want. Stealing and plundering. A lot of trade was raised around human-made items.”

    “But merms don’t wreck ships anymore, do they?” Muirin sounded like he definitely didn’t want that question confirmed.

    “No, that stopped happening a while ago.” Chase traced an idle pattern in the sand. “That’s when the modern era started. Part of the cause of it was a lot of merms continuing to leave monarchies and even other groups, making more and more smaller sections. And part of the cause was human diving, as humans explored deeper and deeper into the ocean. Any large merm settlements were left behind. Some merms continued to scatter, and some went deeper into the ocean, but I don’t know what’s happened to those groups, if they’re still around. So nowadays, merms tend to be either on their own with their families, or gathered in small schools.”

    “Whoa...” Muirin breathed. “It’s like...the apocalypse happened.”

    Chase frowned. “I wouldn’t say that.”

    “You offended him,” Sereia whisper-shouted, nudging Muirin’s arm.

    “No, I wasn’t offended, don’t worry,” Chase assured them. “It’s just that the apocalypse is...well, a bad thing. And things aren’t bad now, and weren’t really that bad once merms started all separating. It’s just a different way of doing things than humans. I mean, I expect you two to look at it in a human way, that’s how you were raised. But it’s not like merms are behind humans or anything. We still do all the things we did before, just all spread out.”

    “I think the thing about one language is cool,” Sereia said. “So we’ll be able to talk to any merm anywhere and understand them.”

    Chase chuckled. “Well, there might be some differences in the way we speak. Like different accents. You’ve probably already noticed that.”

    “Yeah, all your friends talk differently to each other,” Muirin agreed. “Like...Schneep is very different.”

    “Well, he’s from a very different area. And Marvin and Jameson are freshwater, so that’s even more different. Heck, they probably have a slightly different history from what I’ve told you.” Chase looked up towards the surface. “Hmm...it’s getting late. Your mom will want you home soon.”

    “Aww...okay.” Sereia pushed off the ocean floor and into the water. “C’mon, Muir.”

    “H-hang on.” Muirin was having some difficulty gathering up all the shells he wanted to keep. He kept dropping them.

    Chase smiled. “Here, use the hat.” He took off his cap and handed it to Muirin. “You can put some in there.”

    “Thanks, Dad,” Muirin said, relieved, as he started putting shells inside. “Oh, and thanks for telling us about merm stuff. That was pretty interesting.”

    “Come on, you guys!” Sereia performed a flip in the water, clearly ready to move.

    “We’re coming, we’re coming!” Chase said. “Don’t you worry, shelly.”

    And so, the three of them headed back to the shore.

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  • nebulous-rain
    06.05.2021 - 4 minutes ago

    its mermay :)

    #nebbie's sketchbook#rain #two years after #its also my birthday #woooooooo #btw she isn't based off a certain fish i kinda bs'd my way thru this #altho the coral horns. i feel so smart #anyway happy mermay
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  • coxinhadoce47-art
    06.05.2021 - 5 minutes ago

    Day 4: Shipwreck

    I had a great idea for OOE because of this prompt and the character I chose

    Gosif is a triton who helps sailors to get away from storms and saves them from shipwrecks. And 18 years before the main plot starts, they rescued someone who...isn't that great of a person


    Dia 4: Naufrágio

    Eu tive uma ideia ótima pra OOE por causa dessa prompt e o personagem que eu escolhi

    Gosif é um tritão que ajuda marinheiros a fugirem de tempestades e salva eles quando acontecem naufrágios. E 18 anos antes da história principal começar, elo resgatou alguém que...não era uma pessoa muito boa

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  • someone-spooky
    06.05.2021 - 6 minutes ago

    mermay day 6 - sunday

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    listen ok so. it was either this or an ice cream sundae and i doodled her while i was on a ferry so. you get her. it doesn't feel as polished as id like but she's supposed to be a mix of regular angels and biblically accurate angels. i was just thinking of the "BE NOT AFRAID" memes i see a lot with the bible angels. so. she's just supposed to be very bible-angel-inspired. because sunday is the christian day of like, rest or something. church and shit.

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  • purplemagechan
    06.05.2021 - 6 minutes ago

    I've had this concept of a jellyfish mermaid for like, ever, and Mermay was a perfect opportunity to finalize the design! I had a spark of inspiration for this thanks to my fanart of Princess Nuru, actually, that's where I got the idea for the see-through jacket. Also, this girl is based on a real species of jellyfish, the purple striped jelly!

    I've always loved out-of-the-box merfolk designs based on different sea creatures.  Honestly, Castle Swimmer was also a huge inspiration here, as that webcomic has such unique, diverse merfolk designs, it sparked my creativity!

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  • truffeart
    06.05.2021 - 7 minutes ago

    Scrolling through FishBook

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  • so-aguarela
    06.05.2021 - 8 minutes ago

    Cherry Blossom from Sk8 The Infinity as a Mermaid

    #cherry blossom sk8 #sk8 #SK8 the Infinity #sk8 infinity#sk8 fanart #sk8 infinity fanart #sk8 the infinity fanart #matchablossom fanart#matchablossom#anime fanart#mermay#kaoru sakurayashiki#Sk8 kaoru
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  • sweet-n-sorrow
    06.05.2021 - 8 minutes ago

    It’s Merm o’clock!

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  • tabealattaia
    06.05.2021 - 10 minutes ago

    Instagram | 100 faces

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  • just-an-oliver-simp-existing
    06.05.2021 - 10 minutes ago

    Hey guys, I heard that it was Mermay and I wanted to draw something for it, soooooo I drew @asktrio516's oc, Laura! I think this came out super well and I hope you guys like this! I hope I got her eyes right too lol!

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  • someone-spooky
    06.05.2021 - 11 minutes ago

    mermay day 5 - lunch break

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  • phosphorescence7991
    06.05.2021 - 13 minutes ago

    I finally have energy during may to take a stab at some mermay stuff HUZAH!

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  • teweatscereal
    06.05.2021 - 19 minutes ago

    I proclaim them besties 4 life

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