It is May, which means that in addition to it finally being Spring in my part of the world (or summer, as my weather thinks), it’s time for MerMay.
What is MerMay, you ask?
MerMay began on instagram in 2016, thanks to the man who created Mushu in Disney’s Mulan. Yeah, that Mulan.
His name is Tom Bancroft, and we’re now a few days into the third MerMay ever. It’s one of my favorite art challenges ever, and if you’ve seen the art, you’ll know why.
Some of my favorites during MerMay are the ones based off of real fish, like these!
— wyld stallyns (@fernybee_) 2 May 2018
I’m not planning on participating every day this month but you know I’ll take the excuse to paint a few mermaids (this one’s inspired by the spotted mandarin goby) #mermay #mermay2018 pic.twitter.com/ZSPgK7dprY
— lily pfaff 🌱 (@spatterdocks) 2 May 2018
Especially the unusual, or fictional, like these two.
— Amanda Kiefer (@ImagineAmanda) 3 May 2018
— Rebecca Dart (@R_Dart) 3 May 2018
I particularly love it when we get a background and coral with our MerMay contributions, like Gwen did!
i’m doing #mermay this year!! i’m the worst at dailies but i’ve been doing my prep work so wish me luck…here’s 05/01, a clownfish mermaid with her trusty sea dog anemone for protection 🤡🧡🤡 (1/31) pic.twitter.com/sGAUP3l7iH
— gwen! @ mer🧜♀️may (@mrpibmo) 1 May 2018
These hungry mermaids have stolen my heart more than a little this MerMay!
— 🌻BoissB🌻 (@BoissB_) 2 May 2018
And then this one, created by a mutual friend, includes a mermaid that looks like our author, Lina!
— Lio Doodles 😺🙀😻 (@LioDoodles) 3 May 2018
This well-dressed mermaid looks ready for any ball King Triton could throw!
oh my would u look at that it’s #Mermay my favorite month🧡 as much as I’d like to draw one mermaid each day, my work schedule doesn’t give me much time for that *wipes tear away* ANYWAY! I’m so excited to see what mermaids other artists draw👀☀✨🐚🦀🦑 pic.twitter.com/ZdFqdpkH8U
— Laia (@itslopezz) 1 May 2018
And who could resist this sweet little MEOWmaid? (I certainly couldn’t!)
— ✨ aleks ✨ (@aleksadastra) 1 May 2018
All of these artists gave permission to be included in this linkup. I highly recommend checking all of their other work out!
Got a great MerMay artist that you want everyone to know about? Link it in the comments and tag us in with them on twitter!