Decided to post another piece today, since I haven't in a while~ I found this while rumaging through some older sketches. I didn't post it when it was finished because I don't like posting art of my non-dragons by themselves, but since I was posting mer art for mermay, I wanted to give it a chance to be seen. It's actually an older piece than I initially thought, I finished it in June of 2016, wow, that was close to when I joined here.
This was a concept for mer armor, but I have since decided against this design, it's too vibrant for what they have to build with. They typically build with bones, stone, and sharkskin. They can handle a wide range of water pressure, allowing them to live in shallows, short times on shore, and even in the depths of ocean abysses - though they are basically blind down there, so they only seldomly venture that deep, and only for distinct reasons.
Fun fact: Almost all mers have special scales on their hands that increase their grip, which helps them keep ahold of gear and fish in ocean currents.
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