Sunday, March 1, 2009

More mermaid and tritons doodling

Warm up doodles page working out initial construction of some merfolk with a Pilot G-2 05 mechanical pencil. While boys tend not to be interested in being depicted as half human/half fish hybrids as much as much as girls, sketching tritons (the male counterparts to mermaids) can help round up the cast of characters for any story involving merfolk.
Doodling possible versions of Triton, mythological character (son of Neptune or Poseidon) with the head and upper torso of a man and a fish tail for lower body and occasionally depicted with horse forefeet attached to the front. Notice how the swirly warm up doodles come in handy as shorthand symbols to suggest turbulent waters by strategically placing them in the background.

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