Procreate MerMay 2018 Finished!!

Digital Paintings, monthyartprompts, Original Art, Sketches

Hi, i’m back!

The MerMay challenge was started by Tom Bancroft in May 2016 when he posted this on his Instagram. He basically invited artists to post a Mermaid drawing every day in the month of May… I think the purpose is still same as that of Inktober (to develop the habit); which I fully subscribe to. my drawing habit has really improved since doing these daily sketch/paint challenges so I participated in Mermay 2018. plus I haven’t drawn any mermaids before so I thought this is another challenge that it’s not in my comfort zone.

Here’s what I thought before starting this challenge:
Possibly I can do this during my lunch breaks at work. they will probably be just sketches but maybe will have nicer output on weekends ๐Ÿ™‚ let’s see how it turns out. however, I fear I will easily run out of new ideas as I could only think of a few mermaid concepts. (surprisingly I ended up with a big variety of mermaid/merfolk concepts)

I did this year’s MerMay challenge following the prompt list provided by Procreate ๐Ÿ™‚ (#ProcreateMerMay)

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Most of the entries I made are done in under an hour (sketch during lunch and finished before bedtime). Some were well-thought of, others were top-of-my-head concepts; on some days I had the luxury of a few hours to really paint in details;

Oh, and there are also some that got featured in the Procreate weekly top picks! something to be really happy about!

Here’s my Space mermaid in Week1 along with works of other Procreate artists!

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and my Venom Merman for Week3

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you can definitely see in my output how much available time I had for that certain day. there are some done in a few minutes only (i had a busy busy day)…

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Day 13: Cyborg

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Day 24: Office

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Day 12: Ghost

while others were fully colored and rendered ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 11: Retired

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Day 11: Retired (Details)

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Day 5: Swamp

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Day 5: Swamp (Details)

In every entry, I try to come up with something new (explore other fish/sea creatures to combine with human features). I enjoyed making especially those with fun concepts. I got to explore different styles as well.

here’s the full set ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 1: Space

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Day 2: Steampunk

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Day 3: Medieval

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Day 4: Rebel/Imperial “Happy May the 4th everyone! “

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Day 5: Swamp

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Day 5: Swamp (Details)

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Day 6: Deap Sea

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Day 7: Arctic “Beluga mermaid”

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Day 8: Artist

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Day 9: Prehistoric

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Day 10: Student

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Day 11: Retired

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Day 11: Retired (Details)

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Day 12: Ghost

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Day 13: Cyborg

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Day 14: Rave “๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Tugs! Tugs! Tugs”

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Day 15: Reverse “REVERSE how many can you see?”

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Day 16: Superhero “Sea Lion-o”

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Day 17: Villain

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Day 18: MerMad Scientist

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Day 19: Hipster “Hipster Triton”

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Day 20: Goth

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Day 21: Gamer

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Day 22: Hippy “๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒฟโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ€Flower Power โ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ”

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Day 23: Pocket

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Day 24: Office

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Day 25: Ninja

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Day 26: Pirate “Pirate figurehead, for a change.”

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Day 27: Zombie

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Day 28: Vikings

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Day 29: Wizard/Witch “Went for a Voodoo witch dictor concept”

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Day 30: Sports “A day in the life of Sari the Goalkeeper”

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Day 31: Futuristic “Who needs feet? Sheโ€™s got gadgets and gizmos a plenty.”

hope you enjoy viewing this and share what you think ๐Ÿ™‚ Any favorites?

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Travel Sketch: Man reading news paper on ferry boat

Bus Ride sketch, Digital Paintings, live sketch, Lunchbreak Sketch, Original Art, procreate paintings, Sketches, travel sketch

Me and my friends went to Bintan during easter. I sketched this during the first 30 minutes of the ferry ride on the way to the island. I thought the lighting was interesting, this guy was seated near the windows and I was in the middle.I got dizzy during drawing so this is where I stopped the sketch and tried my best to sleep without barfing haha

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travelsketch: March 26 by rodredizon

Compressed timelapse uploaded in my instagram:

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Night sketch: January 25, 2016

Bus Ride sketch, Digital Paintings, Lunchbreak Sketch, Original Art, personal post, procreate paintings, Sketches, Studies, timelapse videos
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Nightsketch, january 25 by rodreidizon

Jan 25 11:58pm.ย 40min bus ride.ย Pls follow @tuntunduduls for more of these rubbish ๐Ÿ™‚

timelapse to be embedded here next time. For now pls head to my instagram account for the compressed 15 seconder ย timelapse ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE:

full sketchย process below: