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:
Had a lot of fun turning Moana into a mermaid? #mermay #art pic.twitter.com/GfujNECRuS
— Kristin Askland? (@kristinaskland) May 12, 2017
Catwoman by Ashley Taylor:
Holly Golightly by Raiane Silva
I was inspired by the iconic Audrey Hepburn at Breakfast at Tiffany’s for this mermaid. Me inspirei na icônica Audrey Hepburn em Bonequinha de Luxo p/ essa ilustração.#mermay #mermay2017#mermaid#character #illustration#illustrator#ilustração #desenho#drawing#draw#sketch #art#artwork#design#movie#cult #cinema#luxury#fashion#sereia #instagood#artistsoninstagram #artist
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)