There are entirely too few male merfolk depicted for my liking, so I decided to draw a quick cell-shaded piece.
Tools: Manga Studio + Photoshop & Wacom Intuos Tb.
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Wow! Okay, wow! I never EVER expected this painting to have such a success! Thank you all, very much for the many favs and comments. I am truly honored and overjoyed that this little piece is so much to everyone's liking. I'll be sure to reply to every comment later this month.
Until then though, I would like to answer three frequently asked questions: SEX
: I am not depicting here a documentary, but in my opinion, they would have sex the way marine mammals have sex. Research dolphins, orcas, wales, if you have trouble imagining. The merman is part human. Not FULL fish. So it's only natural that he also has a 'mammals' reproductive organs. BABIES
: Another question raised multiple times. Not all sex has to lead to babies. They don't want any. They are together because they love each other, not to procreate. BREATHING
: They are close to the surface, so she can get back to the surface to get a breath of air. In the mean time, she is very
good at holding her breath.