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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Inktober 13: Deadpool

Comic Book Characters, Copics, geeky, Ink and Paper, Inktober2015, Original Art, Sketches, Traditional
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Entry 18 for Inktober 2015 @tuntunduduls rodreidizon.wordpress.com

Deadpool Fanart done using Neutral Gray Copic Markers (N2, N4, N7) and a 0.3 copic multiliner pen.

Korra x Kuvira: The Last Stand

Digital Paintings, Original Art, personal post, Process and WIPs

 

The paintingย with the most number of hours and wip’s so far as I had a hard time deciding how I wanted it to look like.

Started the initial sketch while watching the final episodes of Avatar: The Legend of Korra. The final version is way way different from the inital sketch haha. Anyway, yey!

I know this still a lot of things to work on, (still yet to learn the basics of good compositions and perspectives) but I decided to not go any further. I hope to draw this again after a year and see how much I improved.ย 

Done in Photoshop with a wacom tablet.

Very messy indecisive trial and error workflow:

Korra x Kuvira: The Last Stand WIPs

Korra x Kuvira: The Last Stand WIPs

Feel free to share just don’t forget to credit me ๐Ÿ™‚