MERMAY 2021 - Week Three: Open Ocean

2021 Луу 27-нд
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  • Whoa

    MoonStarStoriesMoonStarStories9 цагийн өмнө
  • The story and your art is awesome.

    No my PFP is not anime its ffxivNo my PFP is not anime its ffxivӨдрийн өмнө
  • The art and the story telling are so good

    X :DX :D3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ok, but why does Melumaunder look a bit motherly? Like sort of a traveling merchant whose very kindly and generous but can be extremely dangerous to those who wrong her and her friends???

    pineapplepizzapineapplepizza12 өдрийн өмнө
  • I actually REALLY love the mantis shrimp mermaid. She just seems like a chill lass to hang with

    Dwarf Lanternshark FriendDwarf Lanternshark Friend13 өдрийн өмнө
  • Pokemon design first please.

    Boaz van der MarkBoaz van der Mark13 өдрийн өмнө
  • Fish

    AcronixAcronix26 өдрийн өмнө
  • ok ok, so like, i like the sirens pokemon but i don't know what those drawing and stories at the ends are, are they pokemon too ? i actually don't understands i'm afraids of those things

    Echo ShadowEcho Shadow26 өдрийн өмнө
  • His voice sounds like Hagrid if he became a pirate after getting bored as games keeper at Hogwarts

    Jam-splamJam-splamСарын өмнө
  • It looks so sweet and cute 💓💖💘💞💟🐠🎶

    Jarraka riceJarraka riceСарын өмнө
  • Make a rom hack 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    O 0O 0Сарын өмнө
  • Every single week of mermay I’ve watched has made me question what exactly counts as a mermaid, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s beautiful.

    GhoulishCinnamonGhoulishCinnamonСарын өмнө
  • ur a great artist!

    Roberto A. Reyes CortésRoberto A. Reyes CortésСарын өмнө
  • Man I like this siren fakemon the most. The design is very friendly being really, maybe because of its slightly chubby look? Or that manta rays are ultimately harmless unless they launch from water and hit a boat.

    Zy QZy QСарын өмнө
  • During the end I was waiting for the delicate looking shrimp lady to suddenly punch a hole trough the steel hull of the ship. Because for me that's what those shrimps are known for, mega punches.

    Beatriz TrigoBeatriz TrigoСарын өмнө
  • Mantis shrimp was nice. I liked her

    Onuvob HossainOnuvob HossainСарын өмнө
  • the mantis shrimp has got to be my favorite

    GimboGimboСарын өмнө
  • "Why did I recognize its voice?" Yikes This one (the one with legs running in confusion) is really unsettling

    Arthur CrayArthur CrayСарын өмнө
  • 1:41 Especially when you considering we know more about the universe and outer space, than we do about the depths of the ocean

    Shavindu MahndrarajahShavindu MahndrarajahСарын өмнө
  • OMG the last one😮

    Sebastián GonzálezSebastián GonzálezСарын өмнө
  • I think the Coelcanth and Mantis Shrimp are my favorite this week! While tragic, the ancient fish was oddly super adorable. Meanwhile the shrimp gave us a very interesting conversation and insight!

    Soros PhuvixSoros PhuvixСарын өмнө
  • Is it supposed to look like mantyke

    olly tropicsolly tropicsСарын өмнө
  • We love you!!

    Indigo BlueIndigo BlueСарын өмнө
  • "l feel no triumph, only shame" whenever l feel useless for my team, that's what l say

    Walnut Brush6076Walnut Brush6076Сарын өмнө
  • Anyone who disliked probably missed because of how much they were trembling in fear

    The Psychic MegalodonThe Psychic MegalodonСарын өмнө
    • Basically 9 of 'em

      Walnut Brush6076Walnut Brush6076Сарын өмнө
  • This comment is a little late but I feel a fitting combo type combo for Melumaunder is Water Flying because in all the open expansivness of the open ocean can make you feel like you are Flying and their general design makes them seem very acrobatic

    Gavin ToroGavin ToroСарын өмнө
  • I to, wish I had the gift of shrimp colors

    [REDACTED][REDACTED]Сарын өмнө
  • I’m noticing runic symbols on all of them, wonder when we’ll find out what they mean, or where they came from.

    Charles FultonCharles FultonСарын өмнө
  • leg fish let’s go

    PikachuPikachuСарын өмнө
  • gurrrllll i love pokemon but i am a sucker for darc art

    Aj LandichoAj LandichoСарын өмнө
  • "There's magic in their ancient bones" This strikes a idea for a fakemon. Also the Vaquita( Im sorry if i spell thta wrong) Vaquita: I'VE GOT A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU*Blasts energy beams*

    FrostyFrostyСарын өмнө
  • Makes the beetle that can survive getting run over

    Morgan BrethertonMorgan BrethertonСарын өмнө
  • Doesn't seem that much of a quality drop at all, if any! Except maybe the white sturgeon's cane...I just feel that needs to be more gnarled or covered in barnacles or something less pristine. Also wouldn't mind seeing a variant of the mantis shrimp in full color. ...Well, "full" in OUR minds mayhaps....

    psychogazepsychogazeСарын өмнө
  • Hearing the entry about the Mantis Shrimp lady had me spamming the captain America "I understood that reference" meme in my brain. Because the eyes of the mantis shrimp can see past the visible colour spectrum, well below infrared and far above ultraviolet waves. I love the portrayal of that aspect of the creature you've shown through the design. ❤️

    Abrar AhmedAbrar AhmedСарын өмнө
  • the vaquita almost made me cry, they are the cutes little porpoises and they are destined for extinction. as of now they are functionally extinct. In Spanish the name means "little cow" and it make me so damn sad. many blame it one the Mexicans who fish n the area, but it is actually largely the fault of the Americans for damming up the Colorado river and reducing nutrient flow into the gulf, reducing fish populations and forcing the Mexican people to fish illegally to survive. I want to cry.

    Mercury HowardMercury HowardСарын өмнө
  • Growing up with my grand parents, and being with elders. The story of the White Sturgeon really gave me the shivers. I'm new to the series but this really got me hooked(no pun intended).

    Bite 09Bite 092 сарын өмнө
  • the vaquita tale was hauntingly sad. i love this series so much so far

    Caitlin RaciborskiCaitlin Raciborski2 сарын өмнө
  • Wait do you an Clair.. LIVE TOGETHER?

    Luke DevaultLuke Devault2 сарын өмнө
  • Came for the Pokemon, stayed for the Spider-Man memes.

    H1GHL4ND3RH1GHL4ND3R2 сарын өмнө
  • I love the new siren and I wanted to ask you have you thought about making fake Nexomon? I enjoy your lore videos as well

    Onyxe BladeOnyxe Blade2 сарын өмнө
  • I love the sand dollar as the little crown/ head adornment thing on Melumaunder

    David JavierDavid Javier2 сарын өмнө
  • Loving the pokémon designs, but I'm an even bigger fans of the eerie mermaids tbh c:

    Narayan TrexNarayan Trex2 сарын өмнө
  • wow

    JamesG 23JamesG 232 сарын өмнө
  • im glad im landlocked

    confused doggoconfused doggo2 сарын өмнө
  • 3:42 It took me a while, but I can't even be mad

    Bees? ??Bees? ??2 сарын өмнө
  • You know because humans lose sense of direction it reminds me of how the Bermuda Triangle is like, or at least how it's assumed because they say compasses don't really work in the Bermuda Triangle because of some weird magnetic field around it, isn't that what it has?

    Mr FerretMr Ferret2 сарын өмнө
  • most of these are humans that got turned into fish and sea creatures argyle may have known the coelacanth's human part before they were turned

    Itz. HafsaItz. Hafsa2 сарын өмнө
  • I honestly love the Pokémon content, I mostly watch it, but I was never against the other art, it was just rare to find it

    Michael Myers Jr.Michael Myers Jr.2 сарын өмнө
  • "Curious, as he was something of a scientist himself" REALLY ARGYLE

    Gryfon _GameZGryfon _GameZ2 сарын өмнө
  • Why don't you just make comics or books?

    Jesse GallantJesse Gallant2 сарын өмнө
  • Love the part where the mantis shrimp mermaid goes on about how the sailor cant see things, great parallell to the actual animal

    Asbestos PrimeAsbestos Prime2 сарын өмнө
  • I stay for all of it. I love your creativity! Melumaunder has to be my favorite siren. She's beautiful. This week was just... wow. These prompts were amazing.

    MsNitaMsNita2 сарын өмнө
  • I can't help but point out the irony of that last one. Turning one of the most agro predators into a friendly muse. 😅

    Tim WoodsTim Woods2 сарын өмнө
  • I would loooooove for this to become some sort of comic or movie cus i am super intrigued

    Abnda _Abnda _2 сарын өмнө
  • fuck pokemon i want the siren

    Gonçalo CostaGonçalo Costa2 сарын өмнө
  • I need an artbook of His journal and these merbeings

    Mallory JordanMallory Jordan2 сарын өмнө
  • The white sturgeon one makes me think she and grandma conch(?) share some snacks and stories together

    sticky jellysticky jelly2 сарын өмнө
  • The Vaquita on day 17 is so far my favorite writing bit and creature as well. Great stuff

    Frostmute19Frostmute192 сарын өмнө
  • the captain finch mermaids are all looking good and creepy and worldbuildy. I like as for melumander... I'll be honest, if its supposed to be the fast, mobile member of the trio... why is it by far the most visually bulky and hefty, in both sides of it? this does not look like a fast pokemon. this looks like a slow pokemon with a lot of health. manta rays are fast, yes, but that's because they're sleek and incredibly streamlined. the very flat, narrow body with no protrusions does mor for that than the wings. if you just slap ray wings on a beach ball, it doesn't look fast. it looks like a very wide beach ball if think if you wanted to keep a feeling of mobility while also going for the larger bodytype, maybe something more like a whale or dolphin would have worked better. they have the bulkier profile for marine life without looking slow, but the current design looks like it can only lazily bob across the water

    BeigePaladinBeigePaladin2 сарын өмнө
  • i absolutely adore the stories of argyle finch and i’m honestly gonna miss him and his tales once may is over

    indesomniacindesomniac2 сарын өмнө
  • I wonder, do you have any tips for replicating the official Pokemon art style? I've always struggled with getting it just right, and it really helps to sell Fakemon if it's in the same style. I also love the old Gen 1 watercolour style, so I extend my request to that, too. Thanks!

    WanderingRandomerWanderingRandomer2 сарын өмнө

    Eclipse /NightMARE_Eclipse /NightMARE_2 сарын өмнө
  • coelacanth out here training for a marathon

    Dean MarshallDean Marshall2 сарын өмнө
  • the mermaids were very interesting this time, very expressive pieces and the stories were evocative

    Dean MarshallDean Marshall2 сарын өмнө
  • I don't know if I speak for everybody when I say this, but the only thing your vacancy did was make me worried about y'all, so I'm happy to hear you're doing ok!

    Uhh OkUhh Ok2 сарын өмнө
  • I what to see what they would like out of the Sepia colouring

    Nero 10Nero 102 сарын өмнө
  • One word: PERFECTION!

    KurooganekoKurooganeko2 сарын өмнө
  • OMG, please put the subtitle in all videos with diferent narrations, my english kinda sucks so reading makes everything more clear, thank youu!

    PistakaPistaka2 сарын өмнө
  • I'm so pissed that Pokémon aren't actually like this

    JUDE DUDEJUDE DUDE2 сарын өмнө
  • Actually, ur art when drawing the deep sea creatures r really cool and look like something straight out of a creature encyclopedia from a horror game or something❤️ Maybe u can start a new series where u can act like an explorer or something who’s recording all the strange creature he’s encountered in his life. And who knows, maybe one day it can be turned into a lore

    Cathy FangCathy Fang2 сарын өмнө
  • The cocelanth gave me major flashbacks to the battle against Sayu in ‘No Straight Roads’.

    Zer DZer D2 сарын өмнө
  • Don’t ever apologize for a mental health break! We’re happy whenever you upload.

    K NelsonK Nelson2 сарын өмнө
  • I am just addicted to this sea mosters stories

    Akzuz 55510Akzuz 555102 сарын өмнө
  • I was not prepared for that Coelacanth

    Yosh KnightYosh Knight2 сарын өмнө
  • If you make a hole histroy even a WORLD behind these creatures that would be amazing

    Koolguy VlogsKoolguy Vlogs2 сарын өмнө
  • Hope everything is alright

    The VulcanThe Vulcan2 сарын өмнө
  • 3:41 b r u h

    Ron RamenRon Ramen2 сарын өмнө
  • ok ok idea though, what if Finch is the ancestor of the captain from the other mermay?

    Goat Box productionsGoat Box productions2 сарын өмнө
  • Again such an amazing job!! Love the design and story tie ins, sensing a bigger story on the horizon. Out of all of them this round my favorite was the Mantis Shrimp. The design is elegant, yet innocent. And the story for her, I got a bit teary. Imagining it would make an amazing animated short. Can't wait for the next one!!

    O.R. AsherO.R. Asher2 сарын өмнө
  • VAQUITA! So sad that there less than 10 in the world 😞 humans can change the world for the good! But we usually choose to change the world in a sad and bad way, stripping the life out of there organisms and other beautiful animals that have lived centuries before us, but we don’t want to accept that and so we choose to throw those beautiful creature into the fire and flames of death because we want to be at the top, saddening it really is.

    Leonytus YangLeonytus Yang2 сарын өмнө
  • 4:12 Here me out on this... There is little to no chance that this actually matters to the story but I'll try. The circle has 3 dots along its rim. I tried searching about the dots but it was to no avail. But, then I realized if you connect the dots it creates a triangle. So, I searched about a triangle inside of a circle. Most of it was about a symbol from the AA called "" the symbol used by Alcoholics Anonymous. The equilateral triangle represents the three part answer - unity, recovery and service - to a three part disease - physical, mental and spiritual, while the circle represents wholeness or oneness. What if something or someone made certain humans like these creatures to help them recover by teaching them a lesson. That's my theory :D

    Your Friendly Neighborhood OnceYour Friendly Neighborhood Once2 сарын өмнө
  • Day 16 is literally just a fish with legs He's my favourite I also think you and David from Dead Sound would get along. You both like drawing weird shit but also have the same immature sense of humour. I mean, I like you both because you're both like me, so I don't see why you two wouldn't get along :)

    shadowbrineshadowbrine2 сарын өмнө
  • Love having this open on the tv

    Cj GarciaCj Garcia2 сарын өмнө
  • Your art never dissapoints

    Chibuikem.V. IfiegbuChibuikem.V. Ifiegbu2 сарын өмнө
  • Such great designs this week, can’t choose a favorite. Love seeing what your mind comes up with.

    Cerebral ThiefCerebral Thief2 сарын өмнө
  • Are these mermay monsters like sub species to pokemon like ultra beasts?

    Kursyquemations / Plush Vs ZombiesKursyquemations / Plush Vs Zombies2 сарын өмнө

    Michele LassandroMichele Lassandro2 сарын өмнө
  • I loved that last one

    MultiViewerMultiViewer2 сарын өмнө
  • What is human fear really? Our inability to control something? Our thinking that we could die out of an external source? Or is it the lack of information and our pride that doesn't let us to listen? We are just ruble on the side of the sea, the fragile shards get washed away in the dark abyss of water, those who observe resist another wave...

    Drehnot DrenonDrehnot Drenon2 сарын өмнө
  • I keep seeing you go to sketch or commit to sketch (I.e. in the whaling sketch) the Pluto symbol. Does this speak to you?

    Colton NelsonColton Nelson2 сарын өмнө
  • 👍im exited

    Renan RasimRenan Rasim2 сарын өмнө
  • You should give melumaunder the normal type so it has stab with the sound based moves

    Whale with Ginger AleWhale with Ginger Ale2 сарын өмнө
  • I , personally, dont really care for the more marine fish like mermaids, not to bash them, just not my thing, but crustaceans are fantastic, I could likely watch an hour of people draw crustaceans. A Crustacean Infestation if you will

    OmegaStrikeOmegaStrike2 сарын өмнө
  • Where do you post your mermay art? It's not on the listed Instagram

    A. MilesA. Miles2 сарын өмнө
  • Da fish got legs!!

    Ham The ManHam The Man2 сарын өмнө
  • I like Melumaunder. The concept is strong. The only thing I would change is to make the fins of the bottom part longer since it travels far distances

    Barrington RatliffBarrington Ratliff2 сарын өмнө
  • It might be cool to see Melumaunder with a more jellyfish inspired dress since jellyfish actually wander the ocean by just floating with the currents

    Collin LejanoCollin Lejano2 сарын өмнө
  • Maybe, during the post game of the hypothetical pokemon game, you can go to an mysterious island. But only if you have Melumaunder in the party, because it's song makes you wander aimlessly, and the island only appears if you're not looking for it.

    Eric SteinEric Stein2 сарын өмнө

    Honda AccordHonda Accord2 сарын өмнө
  • While I'm never complaining, this is now two sirens that look like they have massive bazongers

    Honda AccordHonda Accord2 сарын өмнө