So I was scrolling through tumblr today and I came across a post linking to this tweet. It’s a video of a truly adorable little umbrella octopus with little ear-like flaps on top of it’s head. I think it’s called a Dumbo Octopus. Anyway, I was inspired to draw it.
Siren song counts as music, right? I hope so, but really… I just felt like drawing a mermaid. 🙂
It seems like every time I draw water, I do it differently. This style seems pretty good for mid-ocean swells.
Some coral. With an eel. Because coral alone is boring. It needed an eel.
(Coral is really boring to draw. Like, REALLY boring.)
So, I thought I’d see if I can get through an entire Inktober series again this year. Last time I did it was in 2016, but I ignored the official prompts in favor of whatever Halloween ideas came to mind. This time I’m following the official prompts, which means today is: Fish.
I’m not entirely following the official rules because Inktober is really supposed to be ink drawings. But I only draw digital. So… no ink in the house. Instead I’m going to approximate ink drawings by limiting myself to black and white and trying to do mostly ink-style drawings at least. This one isn’t very ink-style, though.
Hey, it’s the best I can do. 🙂
Here’s the finished version. The first sketch showed him in mid-air over the water, as if caught in mid-leap. Once I drew it, I decided he kind of looked like he was already in the water. I think it would work either way, but I already did a mid-leap image last time. I thought drawing bubbles in this would be fun, so I put him underwater. Same font as the other one: Komika Boo.