K-2SO, Gamora, and More Become Mermaids for MerMay

May 13 2017 -- 7:00 AM

If you follow any artists on social media, you probably notice they commit to drawing challenges every so often. There's Inktober in October, and May has something really special: MerMay! Started by animator Tom Bancroft, the MerMay challenge is all about drawing a mermaid every day in May. Artists go underwater with original characters and characters from pop culture. This week's Fan Art Friday is all about the latter.

Let's start with a closer look at Rogue One's K-2SO:


Art by Brian Kesinger | Follow him on Instagram and get prints at Etsy

And Guardians of the Galaxy's Gamora:


Art by Erin Lefler | Follow her on Instagram and Pinterest and visit her website

Moana by Kristin Askland:


Catwoman by Ashley Taylor:

TBT: Catwoman and her catfish! :) #mermay #catwoman #mermaid

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Holly Golightly by Raiane Silva

Wonder Woman by Psiche senza Amore

Swim to the gallery below to see more art by Brian and Erin; you'll find Ahsoka Tano, Asajj Ventress, and Nebula as mermaids. Don't forget to search the #mermay hashtag Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr (warning: it's a rabbit hole).

Have you created any pieces for #mermay? Share them with us on Twitter, @amy_geek and @nerdist!

Do you create any sort of fan art? If so, I want to see it. Whether you focus on a specific fandom or pull inspiration from multiple stories and mediums, I'd like to highlight what you do. If you're interested in being featured in a future edition of Fan Art Friday, get in touch with me at [email protected] with examples of your work. If you're not an artist, feel free to email me with recommendations for Fan Art Friday.

Featured Image: Brian Kesinger (K-2SO), Erin Lefler (Gamora)