MERMAY 2021 - Week Two: Coral Reef

2021 Луу 13-нд
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  • Gosh come for the Pokémon stay for the delightfully freaky mermaids

    Miss MorteMiss Morte2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Maybe you can make minion pokem9n for them for example melucholy should have cursula and the first one should have a milotic

    Luca SciosciaLuca Scioscia2 өдрийн өмнө
  • "Its song is mournful, and brings tears to the eyes of even the most hardened sailors" Well just the mentioning of it mourning made me cry 🥲 It also made me remember that one reddit comment about breeding and releasing Lapras because gen 1 pokedex said they are almost extinct, so yea double tears incoming it seems 😭

    Царь КамушекЦарь Камушек3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Creepy

    Anna CrickAnna Crick21 өдрийн өмнө
  • The elephant seal is morbidly hilarious to me, as if he’s just a step above that annoying neighbour in terms of what he does.

    IcyFeathers insert last name hereIcyFeathers insert last name here22 өдрийн өмнө
  • I desire to pet the water dog

    Taylor WilliamsTaylor WilliamsСарын өмнө
  • While i like "grieving" mer-legend healthy fairy type one would also be very cool.

    BaszkoBaszkoСарын өмнө
  • Didn’t really get that crocodile one about lies , tears, and a mistake that cost a life. can someone elaborate

    Rey RexRey RexСарын өмнө
  • argyle

    nadianadiaСарын өмнө
  • I’ve been pretty busy the last two weeks on getting to look at these but really good job this week my man! I really like day 9 and 12

    MwnbeamMwnbeamСарын өмнө
  • Make the beetle that can survive getting run over

    Morgan BrethertonMorgan BrethertonСарын өмнө
  • 7:35 The middle eye looks like a small mouth with a tooth. its the cutest thing ever

    HelmenHjelmenHelmenHjelmen2 сарын өмнө
  • 8:11 *nina tucker vibe* dear god (From the anime FullMetal Alchemist) Please, telle me I'm not the only one XD

    SoulSilverSFMSoulSilverSFM2 сарын өмнө
  • I still feel like Melucholy should have been a Ghost type. It doesn’t really give off evil or mischievous vibes, like the vast majority of dark types. And plenty of Ghost types aren’t actually dead, Decidueye, Oricorio-Sensu, and Mimikyu are good examples.

    PotatFrescaPotatFresca2 сарын өмнө
  • I like how all of the creatures are strange and mysterious while Giuseppe is just a jerk seal

    Mask GasMask Gas2 сарын өмнө
  • Who ever only watched the Pokémon part. (Bruh)everyone that watched all of the videos (gánster paradise music starts playing )

    DiamondInTheArtDiamondInTheArt2 сарын өмнө
  • Elephant seals are my favorite animal, oh the expectation I built for that prompt and how disappointed I was at the result.

    NanookextraplanarNanookextraplanar2 сарын өмнө
  • What app do you use to do these?

    Brad BaboolalBrad Baboolal2 сарын өмнө
  • I like how the color is slowly fading/draining from the pokemon's form. Adds to the whole theme of loss. Dtill gives off ghost vibes though ^^; I'm imagining the poor sucker who brings a ghost type to her fight thinking it'll be a sweep. (Looks are deceiving in the ocean) The manta ray mermaid makes me feel both awed and uncomfortable at the same time. Like I'm not supposed to be seeing this, but that I should be honored I did anyway.

    MerryMagpieMerryMagpie2 сарын өмнө
  • I hate how the wolf fish was chopped up and the they ate it.

    Preston RayPreston Ray2 сарын өмнө
  • These are so amazing!

    Apricot AutumnApricot Autumn2 сарын өмнө
  • Where week 3

    DatOne BrawlerDatOne Brawler2 сарын өмнө
  • Hey not two be mean, but can you redesign your'e fossil shark fakemon. I have inspiration for it. When I search up"shark Fakemon" on google images the forth image shows someones shark fakemon evolution line. The name's are" Cigarroat, Cetorboat, and Whalessel". Shout out to the artist that made. Each stage from the pre evolution to the changes the shark. It starts from cookie cutter shark to whale shark. I have more Ideas two. There was the prehistoric species of that is called Ptydochus. They have dorsal fins that have spikes with a fin attached to the bask a round head and teeth I forgot what they are called. The teeth consist of one large fang with smaller teeth beside it.

    Adawnis KellyAdawnis Kelly2 сарын өмнө
  • I thought those were bazongas in the thumbnail 😳

    kitchen_stuffkitchen_stuff2 сарын өмнө
  • Is it just me or does it look like the creature from the first story was actually communicating with the girl?

    Vicente isaac Lopez valdezVicente isaac Lopez valdez2 сарын өмнө
  • I don't know how you're going to tackle the evil group for this region, just be careful.

    Vicente isaac Lopez valdezVicente isaac Lopez valdez2 сарын өмнө
  • Or can you please make a new type

    Daiton HassettDaiton Hassett2 сарын өмнө
  • Can you do a evelushin

    Daiton HassettDaiton Hassett2 сарын өмнө
  • do a random animal generator and do a pokemon based on that animal

    Maria Fernanda CastilloMaria Fernanda Castillo2 сарын өмнө
  • I absolutely love your art. I love the stories. You're so inspirational. Thank you for another great video. I love the voice changes. They have come up with a sunblock for corals to help them. I hope they come up with more options to save corals

    she mershe mer2 сарын өмнө
  • I have a Pokémon idea A Pokémon that resembles a jet I call it jet ray (I couldn’t think of a better name) the jet Pokémon its a steel and flying type. Jet ray has skin as tough and heavy like metal due to this it cannot fly like a normal flying type but it still found a way to fly. It can secrete a substance in a pocket in its back it can set ablaze this substance and propelled itself into the sky (it’s basically a jetpack) but it has to keep eating to keep the substance from not producing so its always a tad hungry or really hungry

    Kamil Mathew JoseKamil Mathew Jose2 сарын өмнө
  • What if you made a Coffee pokemon? His name can be Capiniño.

    Joseph ArensJoseph Arens2 сарын өмнө
  • So I see he made a Nina and Alexander mermaid.

    James JanusJames Janus2 сарын өмнө
  • Subjectively, my name is Logan, I'm 11.The circle logo has a letter N because I use my mom's thing. I wanna make Pokémon like you, so can you tell me what app you use to design your Pokémon and how much it costs. I love your Pokémon videos and your mermay consept is very cool. Please Email my mom at

    Natasha SindlerNatasha Sindler2 сарын өмнө
    • @Natasha Sindler sounds neat, I’ll be sure to check it out

      Ethan CohenEthan Cohen2 сарын өмнө
    • Thanks for the information. I'll have my mom look at it. I have a MNred channel by the way and I would be thankful if you watch it. It's called plushie duo quests.

      Natasha SindlerNatasha Sindler2 сарын өмнө
    • Hey Nat, I think Subjectively uses Procreate for their Pokémon armors, and it should be the same one for all their designs, I’m not sure though

      Ethan CohenEthan Cohen2 сарын өмнө
  • You should create a pokemon game

    K GreeneK Greene2 сарын өмнө
  • Everything here is cool!!!

    ZernesterZernester2 сарын өмнө
  • I want commentary pls

    Hayat Ali KazemiHayat Ali Kazemi2 сарын өмнө
  • Or a ♀️

    wobbufcouner tail galaxywobbufcouner tail galaxy2 сарын өмнө
  • Is ti a♂️

    wobbufcouner tail galaxywobbufcouner tail galaxy2 сарын өмнө
  • I think you forgot the Subtitles on today video on the captain part !! There were subtitles last week and it helped

    M. FacelessM. Faceless2 сарын өмнө
  • You could make a 2nd Psuedo legendary, like how hoenn has Salamance and Metagross. The line is Cactiny,Cactyke,Cactyrant, its a Grass Dragon type pokemon,and its a Cactus Dinosaur

    Kursyquemations / Plush Vs ZombiesKursyquemations / Plush Vs Zombies2 сарын өмнө
  • In all seriousness, how is there not a blue glaucus Pokémon yet? The thing looks like a dragon, eats some of the most toxic jellyfish in the sea, and it’s coloration is indescribably amazing!

    Zer DZer D2 сарын өмнө
  • The amount of ways he finds to hide the nipples are impressive

    Greg GreninjaGreg Greninja2 сарын өмнө
  • Straight up Hope v. Despair.

    QuickSlash71QuickSlash712 сарын өмнө
  • They're all good, but I need some more context

    Leon ArtùLeon Artù2 сарын өмнө
  • 12:07 is handsome squidward living on in another fish. But really I’ll have to admit that’s my favorite. I just always loved rays and the way it looks like some have faces underneath. Just imagine going swimming getting excited to see a silly face but as it swims up it’s just handsome squidward. Love it

    TheOne bubbyTheOne bubby2 сарын өмнө
  • After mermay we should do the pikachu clone

    northernlites05northernlites052 сарын өмнө
    • @Samuel Hoult .■. Must watch Thanks

      northernlites05northernlites052 сарын өмнө
    • We have, it's chispika, which is a bat in the unused type combo video

      Samuel HoultSamuel Hoult2 сарын өмнө
  • Could i get some advice for the design of a character i got? Their part of a species of magical ghost monster things that emerge from their dimension only when time is being altered in some way and try to come out into this world, (oh ya and i kinda want to incorporate jellyfish in their design but I currently only got this one and its not very jellyfishy) its design is going good but i cant figure out what to do with its head maybe hair? helmet? (because it has a chest plate and sword) or a hat? Its color palette is aquamarine and the end of its wispy ghost tail that fades to blue then its head is white and its chest plate is dark blue, silver, some brown, then some gold bands holding a green orb in the center

    The Z FamilyThe Z Family2 сарын өмнө
  • jack oml, this week had so much nice variation, every single character was so intriguing! wonderful work

    FuzzyRaptorFluffySnailFuzzyRaptorFluffySnail2 сарын өмнө
  • Melucholy's shiny should definitely have a black dress

    KajammerKajammer2 сарын өмнө
  • I loved the Glaucous Ray designs, and the elephant seal one was... Something, but I still really enjoyed it

    Nehuen del CerroNehuen del Cerro2 сарын өмнө
  • So... could we say Melucholy is mourning Cursula, then??

    Anthony KellyAnthony Kelly2 сарын өмнө
  • this is fucking CONTENT right here wooooo damn look at all this CONTENT yes siirrrr

    ShivernautShivernaut2 сарын өмнө
  • I want to draw her happy ahhhhh. Fo the scary part I’m still scared of their mouth ( but in awe of their ab) ah the perfect sound censoring

    Fog smogFog smog2 сарын өмнө
  • Are you gonna add G-max Pokémon Or are you creating a completely new game gimmick

    Jonah ShannonJonah Shannon2 сарын өмнө
  • I dig Melucholy but I think you missed the opportunity of making the coral siren the colorful, bright, water/fairy mermaid queen we deserve, specially given that g-corsola already did the dying reefs theme. And then you could make the dark one the deep sea inspired siren, which I can already picture and really wanna draw now.

    T4ReasonT4Reason2 сарын өмнө
  • I wish I could get Truegreen7 and Subjectively to make a fakemon region together. P.S. I love this series for both the pokemon and the mermaids. I like how you don't just make a person with the bottom half of a fish, these drawings are so much more. Keep it up!

    Griffin DettmanGriffin Dettman2 сарын өмнө
  • suggestion: make a water-poison type that resembles a crown-of-thorns sea star. it could be a quest 'mon that you would have to defeat to save melucholy's reefs, as someone stated in the comments below. Crown of thorns sea stars wreck coral reefs, so it would make a fitting pokemon.

    Smudge FudgeSmudge Fudge2 сарын өмнө
    • I forgot about those pokemon lol.

      Smudge FudgeSmudge Fudge2 сарын өмнө
    • @Subjectively good idea.

      Smudge FudgeSmudge Fudge2 сарын өмнө
    • Mareanie? Toxapex? They actually hunt Corsola

      SubjectivelySubjectively2 сарын өмнө
    • there could also be an evil poison-type, a name idea would be team decay, that would attempt to destroy the reefs?

      Smudge FudgeSmudge Fudge2 сарын өмнө
  • dude I love these, I don’t really know what to says nor that I usually comment on videos but keep up the good work. I love your content.

    Alex XiongAlex Xiong2 сарын өмнө
  • These are amazing..I'd love to listen to something like this but more longform. Reminds me of Nightvale. Great work!

    Codey BorgesCodey Borges2 сарын өмнө
  • another thing I noticed is that these are in sepia, so they look like old photos. Nice touch!

    Okami NinetailsOkami Ninetails2 сарын өмнө
  • After this quarter i think I wanna try modeling and I might try with these... might be fun!

    Okami NinetailsOkami Ninetails2 сарын өмнө
  • I know you're already making the legendaries. But it would be cool, or interesting, if you made a pokemon with a gender difference. There may not be a lot of pokemon with major gender differences, like pyroar and meowstic, but I think that concept is very interesting.

    Judith LlanesJudith Llanes2 сарын өмнө
  • Can you do venus of willendorf fakemon as a what if Mythical Pokémon

    Scotty CostelloScotty Costello2 сарын өмнө
  • i love them all!!!

    elinyancatelinyancat2 сарын өмнө
  • 6:16 Internet trolls be like

    Jayden DcostaJayden Dcosta2 сарын өмнө
  • Awesome idea for video what happen if you can take or you're made of Pokemon and turn them into armor sets

    Nick sanonNick sanon2 сарын өмнө
  • Is there a way to commission you? I would pay to see you do some other human-animal hyrbids, like centaurs, fawns, sphinx's, done in this creepy style!

    CynicalEscapistCynicalEscapist2 сарын өмнө
  • im regrettably a couple days late but MAN i love these! i love this world you're creating, its exactly my favourite brand of "horror" also i feel this new style of painting is really taking hold in a really wonderful way, im forever excited to see how your art evolves!

    thieleafthieleaf2 сарын өмнө
  • I am confused in why the crocodile was not put in the estuary video. The drawing still slaps though

    Chicken RickChicken Rick2 сарын өмнө
  • Tig ol' Bitties

    Miso SoriMiso Sori2 сарын өмнө
  • The Fakémon one looks like a Cursola/Diancie/Cresselia fusion!

    Kat HellsingKat Hellsing2 сарын өмнө
  • I really like this format!!

    NicNic2 сарын өмнө
  • Can you do a pokemon based on venus of willendorf

    Scotty CostelloScotty Costello2 сарын өмнө
  • I love melucholy, a tragic mermaid sinhing out of grieve and loss, and of course your other mermaids are so amazing, love your creativity

    Sebastia FuentesSebastia Fuentes2 сарын өмнө
  • I now want a wolf fish. He looks like a friendly lil guy.

    CerbereenCerbereen2 сарын өмнө
  • Hello! If you want to make a truly Mexican inspired Pokémon, check out alebrijes! They are basically Pokémon already

    Raul LoRaul Lo2 сарын өмнө
  • that dog one reminds me of a kelpie kelp-ie..... KELP HAHAHAHA

    Micro_is_MissingMicro_is_Missing2 сарын өмнө
  • What I get from what you draw whenever Mermay rolls around is that you have thelassophobia. That’s it.

    Kelly PattonKelly Patton2 сарын өмнө
  • I know this isn't really related to this video, but I thought it would be the best place to put this comment. Can you do a video on how to come up with good poses? Most of the time when I draw, it's almost always in the same safe position where I can show off the character design, but I want to be able to do more dramatic type poses and such. I kinda doubt you'll see this, but if you do, please consider it at least.

    Gammoth DrawsGammoth Draws2 сарын өмнө
  • I get the point making it mourning coral Pokémon. Still I find it bit 'unsettling' for the features & type of Pokémon that relate to vibrant colourful coral reef to be so sombre....coral reef is a celebration of life Can i suggest to make it condition type Pokémon like Lycanroc. Premises as: A: If the water in Mahza region is great & pristine, the Pokémon will become Water/Fairy type. So became more like colourful coral reef pokemon. Love the idea of table coral as hat. B: if the water is murky, lots of pollution, i.e the surrounding water biome would populate by grimers/muk, then the feature Pokémon you make in this video would be suitable Just my 2Cents

    Muhammad Fairus Abd RahmanMuhammad Fairus Abd Rahman2 сарын өмнө
  • petition to have one of the mermaid days be a reverse mermaid (fish head, human body)!

    frogslayer21frogslayer212 сарын өмнө
  • I love your designs but I would much prefer a video to be focused just on pokémon or other designs. I like seeing different subjects kept to their own video and know what I am getting into.

    Honey BBHoney BB2 сарын өмнө
  • Love the pokemon but ill be honest I'm here for the awesome mermaid designs

    Phantasmal EmperorPhantasmal Emperor2 сарын өмнө
  • just finished watching "tusk" (dont watch it) so when i saw the seal i panicked a bit

    Michael RogersMichael Rogers2 сарын өмнө
  • Headcanon: Giuseppe's name is derived from one of Finch's old bosses, who they resemble in both looks and personality.

    William PatchellWilliam Patchell2 сарын өмнө
  • I- these are... cursed but that fringehead kinda hot ngl jkjk

    The Pencil WizardThe Pencil Wizard2 сарын өмнө
  • The Wolf Fish reminds me of Nina fro Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

    Light KnightLight Knight2 сарын өмнө
  • 1. I love how the siren in this episode kinda leaves room for a regional variant in which the reef it lives in is thriving. 2. I kinda wish you had kept the subtiles for the Finch stories. I've got some trouble hearing, and they really helped with the last video's stories.

    Adam GarrettAdam Garrett2 сарын өмнө
  • Ngl I am completely uninterested in the Pokemon and I miss seeing the mermaids in colour.

    Connor McNameeConnor McNamee2 сарын өмнө
  • Yes! Defeat the Algorithm with the power of *cross fandom content!*

    XaviusNightXaviusNight2 сарын өмнө
  • The Blue Glaucus entry is so hauntingly beautiful. These little critters eat man o' wars and their strange but cute design translated perfectly into becoming merfolk.

    Aaron RoseAaron Rose2 сарын өмнө
  • I think the shiny palette worked a little bit better, and I think it would be cool to have the shiny be really colorful as if the coral was completely healthy as a sort of "This is what she'd look like under normal circumstances if we weren't destroying the environment" kinda deal. Could add to the tragic nature of the Pokémon imo. Also dark types tend to be cruel in some manner as the type means evil in Japan, so it would be neat if she goes out of her way to attack and maybe even kidnap all those she sees as responsible for the ecological destruction in a way to get vengeance. Just my take, feel free to ignore me if you disagree!

    Tempest ManectricTempest Manectric2 сарын өмнө
  • I love this it gives me big Jess Jackdaw vibes

    Easa Min-SweEasa Min-Swe2 сарын өмнө
  • Having the pokemon be at the beginning of the video is MUCH better than the drastic tone shift of the last one. Thank you!

    Mia O'DellMia O'Dell2 сарын өмнө
  • Make a Cipactli based Legendary (primordial crocodile killed by Tezcatlipoca and used to create the world with Quetzalcoatl)

    EMERO Brandon HerEMERO Brandon Her2 сарын өмнө
  • I don't think she looks sad enough, melucholy that is. She looks like a hawaiian singer/pop star undercover hence a big hat fancy dress case she's rich af and sunglasses to hide her identity. Idk man it doesn't seem like mourning wear to me at all and the face doesn't look sorrowful which doesn't help too.. Its a great design, I just don't think it fits the story you gave it

    Mimthyss SMimthyss S2 сарын өмнө
  • I thought of something these mermaid could be friends with galarian Corsola

    Legendary BrolyLegendary Broly2 сарын өмнө
  • I like how all of your non-pokemon designs look like they came out of greek or some random mythology and would be a keter/euclid class scp

    Shadow DagonShadow Dagon2 сарын өмнө
  • i'm sorry, you say that the arm structure could mimic someone clutching their chest in pain, but at a first glance is just look like a pair of huge boobs. i also had this problem with the first legendary you did which maybe is a figment of my imagination but it just seems strange seeing two pokemon with huge breasts like that.

    tom nook's sweet asstom nook's sweet ass2 сарын өмнө