TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

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TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby sampetersonart » Mon May 07, 2018 2:01 pm

In the spirit of “MerMay” the challenge for the next two weeks is to design a mermaid from one of three factions. Throughout the ocean empires, there are 3 major factions of mermaids.

The Empire: This is the largest kingdom of mermaids and is run by a king and queen. Their kingdom is expansive and wealthy. You can depict anyone from this society, such as a royal figure, soldier, or average citizen.
Sea Witches: These mermaids are cast out from society and live in the oceans darkest depths. They are ugly and sometimes even monstrous lookings and derive their power from dark magic.
Nomads: These mermaids don’t have strict ties to any specific faction but often dwell outside the empire and live together in small groups. They live a much more modest and simple way of life than many other mermaids.

Feel free to interpret these any way you wish and use these factions as a starting point to come up with your design.

Rules and Guidelines:
-This a character design challenge.
-Approach this concept as if you were designing it for a video game or film.
-Any medium is allowed.
-WIPs can be posted in this thread and the final submissions can be posted in the "Finals" thread.
-Due before Sam's on stream review on Monday, May 21st.
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby Hellhound955 » Tue May 08, 2018 8:09 pm

Had a really fun time doing this challenge, as soon as the challenge came out I was all over it. I haven't done a character in a very long time so I really enjoyed working on this project. It was a great learning experience and it really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I rendered it in BW values and did a color over lay to add a bit more to the overall piece.

Additional: I noticed that the hand wasn't finished and decided to render it out more before calling it done.
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby Nowis-337 » Mon May 14, 2018 5:38 am

Half fish, half human mermaids?
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby applejjacks » Wed May 16, 2018 11:12 am

I didn't give her any clothes because I didn't imagine a creature living deep in the sea would wear any, but I wanted to make her design unique and different from other mermaids that I have drawn. Her frame is thin because there isn't a lot of food down in the deep sea and the pressure of the deep waters has taken a toll on her body. She has glowing eyes to attract prey and enemies in the darkness. I gave her added fins because I imagine her to be a swift swimmer. She is a sort of summoner that can call on or revive sea creatures that live in the darkest depths with her. I am actually finished and will post the final in the finals thread but here is what she looks like.

BUT if her not having clothes doesn't fit the nature of the challenge, then I will give her some tattered clothes.
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby bossknows » Sat May 19, 2018 4:19 pm

rough MerMan.jpg
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this is my rough WIP of a merman. still needs alot of work but im late to the show
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby JaredCub » Mon May 21, 2018 11:53 am

Here's my take on a mermaid. Tried to something a bit more original.
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby sHypIe » Wed May 23, 2018 2:53 am

Sea witch
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby Xelgot » Sat May 26, 2018 4:24 am

I went into the Empire faction with Viking take on it and I wanted to design a warrior. Here are some sketch explorations and weapon design:


Chosen design and color tests:


Pose sketching for the final artwork:

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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby JoeyGuil » Sun May 27, 2018 4:34 pm

A little bit of Character sheet practice. this is a Powersuit Mermaid with an electric shock spear(for your instant fried fish means)
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Re: TAP Challenge #92: Mermay

Unread postby DaveCaveDraws » Mon May 28, 2018 3:19 pm

Heyyyy mine is Bloodborne inspired.
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