MERMAY 2021 - Week One: Estuary

2021 Луу 6-нд
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  • I don't think it's really important if I want to share this So on the part where the captain said to grind up dead mermaid thing and then put a condom ads right before he was go say it

    the confused kulu-ya-kuthe confused kulu-ya-ku2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why the fuck did anyone dislike this?

    Phantom_Phantom_3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Another reason why I’m never going into the ocean

    Shake your headShake your head7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Everyone: cool mermaid haha Me: pretty fish ladies to brrr

    pineapplepizzapineapplepizza12 өдрийн өмнө
  • 5:58 hmm yes nsfw content

    ééСарын өмнө
  • The whale one was messed up And sad at the same time 😢😡🐳🐋

    Jarraka riceJarraka riceСарын өмнө
  • Why do I have tears in my eye

    Editor For SaleEditor For SaleСарын өмнө
  • Everyone: sad about the whale story Me, Who haven't had a phone till now to comment: *ITS BALAENECROSS FROM MERMAY 2020! ! !*

    Jahman GutchenJahman GutchenСарын өмнө
  • Make the beetle that can survive getting one over

    Morgan BrethertonMorgan BrethertonСарын өмнө
  • Moar Water/Grass types pls

    SomeoneImSureSomeoneImSureСарын өмнө
  • Cool mermaids, the Pokémon is really good too!

    J.Corby GamingJ.Corby GamingСарын өмнө
  • Digging the designs but real creepy to be honest more like spooktober

    DiamondInTheArtDiamondInTheArt2 сарын өмнө
  • These are seriously some of the most terrifying pieces of artwork I’ve ever seen! Would it be ok if I used these concepts (not the artwork) for a D&D campaign I’m working on?

    The Great Skink PriestThe Great Skink Priest2 сарын өмнө
  • this stuff is all so cool

    Saltiest PepperSaltiest Pepper2 сарын өмнө
  • I loved every bit of your story and art! Thank you for this wonderful video. I subscribed

    she mershe mer2 сарын өмнө
  • Day 5 was just Mother Kos from Bloodborne

    I Am In PainI Am In Pain2 сарын өмнө
  • A ♀️

    wobbufcouner tail galaxywobbufcouner tail galaxy2 сарын өмнө
  • Finch rendered beard (wanna touch, it looks so nice, but I respect distancing) , the story about him as a kid really gutted me

    Fog smogFog smog2 сарын өмнө
    • I love the Pokémon mermaid design (//∇//), I’d pass out if I saw her, her silhouettes stunning

      Fog smogFog smog2 сарын өмнө
  • Will there be a update to the Mazah region website by chance? Sorry if this has already been answered

    Zesty TvZesty Tv2 сарын өмнө
  • Why do I keep seeing 666 and 333

    Dew HugoDew Hugo2 сарын өмнө
  • I really like that second one!

    DragonzDragonz2 сарын өмнө
  • The second drawing's story was so sad and I love this series.

    Virlonna ChavisVirlonna Chavis2 сарын өмнө
  • That Bobbitworm mermaid was fuckin metal my guy

    Andrew LauriAndrew Lauri2 сарын өмнө
  • I wanted to be a marine biologist before this.

    Landon AustinLandon Austin2 сарын өмнө
  • These are all beautiful but MELUMUSE IS GORGEOUS! You’re so talented

    TheBestJoJoReferenceTheBestJoJoReference2 сарын өмнө
  • Something to add to the 4 siren Pokemon a signature move. For melumuse a 90 based power special grass move that has a 30% chance to inflict paralysis, poison, sleep or leech seed.

    shadow hellshadow hell2 сарын өмнө
  • Babe wake up! New video from Subjectively Dude, I've never seen such cool mermaid (merpeople?) designs before, for real never delete these videos, they're gonna be on my character design studies (along with the rest of your channel tbh). I love how you make them somewhat plausible to exist irl with their anatomy and lore, even if it's just POV of encounters, and how they act as real animals, especially with the shrimp/crab mermaid, I thought you'd go for the 'ooo it looks scary so it's aggressive' vibe, but it just ran away like an actual crab would. I just can't express how much your designs in general inspire me to draw and design my own characters Edit: Just now I'm watching the pokemon part of the video and dang I love those pokemon designs too (also from the Maza videos), man you can jump from 18th century Beastiary illustrations to pokemon at the bink of an eye, it's amazing to me tbh

    Thy AbyssThy Abyss2 сарын өмнө
  • is the wale mermaid mother the walefall gaurdian from last year?????

    Sarah AckroydSarah Ackroyd2 сарын өмнө

    FrostyFrosty2 сарын өмнө
  • Melumuse's Signature Move "Refreshing Serenade" [Type: Fairy*] (*SOUND-BASED MOVE) [BP: --] [PP: 8 min/12 max] [Category: Status] The Pokémon takes a turn to prepare a refreshing and welcomed serenade. On the second turn, the User releases a wave of purified water over the entire battlefield. Every Pokémon has their status conditions healed, and the Pokémon on the User's side are healed 1/8 their max HP.

    Gabriel LockwoodGabriel Lockwood2 сарын өмнө
  • These are not Pokémon. These are nightmare fuel.

    Jason GalipeauJason Galipeau2 сарын өмнө
  • Oh!- uhh thats uhh... well I guess mermaids dont where clothes

    The Z FamilyThe Z Family2 сарын өмнө
  • Oh theres a captain in our presence nice

    The Z FamilyThe Z Family2 сарын өмнө
  • Why did you change your characteur design. The first was cool

    MC TurcotteMC Turcotte2 сарын өмнө
  • Ironic how the mermaids are viewed as food rather than people in Finch's stories.

    GG ChannelGG Channel2 сарын өмнө
  • i binge watched most of your videos, really enjoying the created pokemon^^ didn't know there is another excellent youtuber other than truegreen doing this! i'm a fan of giant extinct animals, and here are some that might be inspiration and lived in what is mexico today: Giant Ground Sloths Short Faced Bears Glyptodons Maybe make a pokemon out of one of those and make it a steel type, as mexico has a considerable iron/steel industry nowadays. maybe a reproduction of one of those animals made out of steel! could implement some robotic elements

    franz009franzfranz009franz2 сарын өмнө
  • Is Finch the head on a Sea Anenome from last year?

    Jessica JenningsJessica Jennings2 сарын өмнө
  • I have been following jack on Insta for like 4 years and have been huge fan for along time and only today did I discover this youtube channel

    DarthNader500DarthNader5002 сарын өмнө
  • Don’t forget to like the video!

    Marc TibbitsMarc Tibbits2 сарын өмнө
  • Wow!

    Marc TibbitsMarc Tibbits2 сарын өмнө
  • why does he keep doing sea jobs if he sees this stuff

    confused doggoconfused doggo2 сарын өмнө
  • jack's thought process? perfect. his characters? more perfect. the pokémon? even MORE perfect. i was so obsessed with all of the creative things that he's done with characters and concepts that he forced me back into the drawing rut. by which i mean... i pulled an all nighter designing different forms of ralts for almost every gen 3 pokémon. sir, you inspire me, but at what cost?

    chrisappointedchrisappointed2 сарын өмнө
  • despite the mermaid looking creepy for the first one i felt bad after hearing that story

    phobicpigeonphobicpigeon2 сарын өмнө
  • Sometimes, Subjectively makes something as simple as mermaids my worst nightmare.

    JayJay2 сарын өмнө
  • WoW! I have missed your videos big time.

    XenwingXenwing2 сарын өмнө
  • Damn, I love how uncomfortable these make me feel!

    Lauren ViethLauren Vieth2 сарын өмнө
  • I find it funny how one of the mermaids you made had a seagull on top of it (and it reminds me of Apulanta-Lokin päällä lokki song and then your pokemon mermaid's first part "Melu" means noise (usually bad). Might be just big coincidences xD

    AdaErikaAdaErika2 сарын өмнө
  • "and i drew the arms to look like she was singing" RIGHT those arms. yes. i definitely didnt think they were supposed to be tig ol pokemon biddies at first. nope.

    Alexis DAlexis D2 сарын өмнө
  • I always loved “monster” like mermaids made more sense than pretty lady with dolphin tail I fell in love with every single one of your mermaids and melumuse is perfect

    Sebastia FuentesSebastia Fuentes2 сарын өмнө
  • "a bit of a tonal shift... wowoahhrawawh"

    thedarkhal5thedarkhal52 сарын өмнө
  • Wow, i love this. Can't wait for the next ones.

    Eric VryantEric Vryant2 сарын өмнө
  • i love the mermay creations, but when will you update the mazah region pokedex website?

    CbugCbug2 сарын өмнө
  • Didn't expect these design but I like them anyway. Funny, a couple of the animals you used as inspiration I had searched yesterday as inspiration myself.

    LylacorLylacor2 сарын өмнө
  • *Hears the first day* Me: Oh, so this is going to be the tone. *Hears the second* Me: ... Yep.

    Maddie MartinMaddie Martin2 сарын өмнө
  • Are there plans to release another dnd pdf? The first one was super great and I would love to see another!

    Donz SteeleDonz Steele2 сарын өмнө
  • I love the feel of all of these art pieces! I was half expecting to see something to come crawling out of day 5, real Orphan of Kos vibes from the Bloodborne DLC.

    MattMatt2 сарын өмнө
  • If we had at least two more Pokemon element types in the upcoming generations, what would they be? Mine are called Magic and Light. Magic is supposed to be stronger than Psychic and Fairy combine; while countering Dragon and Ghost, and weak against Dark and possibly Steel. And Light is strong against Dark but also can be affected by it too in certain cases, as well as Steel.

    Slylanders !Slylanders !2 сарын өмнө
  • If there was a book sold with the description and pics I would 100% buy it

    Vincent SmileyVincent Smiley2 сарын өмнө
  • At this point this, guy should never doubt what he saw, after so many he has seen.

    Chase LeSwiftChase LeSwift2 сарын өмнө
  • The first one is based off a bobit worm! Or I think...

    Shiny ArceusShiny Arceus2 сарын өмнө
  • Wow... I love the illustrations. I also really like the like journal entries (or whatever they are) that Argyle Finch does! Excited to see next weeks!

    Sir WaffleSir Waffle2 сарын өмнө
  • Wait, is the Right Whale the same character from the Whale Fall from last year's Mermay??? :o

    october kidoctober kid2 сарын өмнө
  • "Lion Mane Jellyfish" Me: good, something beautiful and angelic. *Proceed to draw a corpse. ...

    Ruby A.PRuby A.P2 сарын өмнө
  • The fact that creatures like this could be real is kinda scary

    BluPhoenixBluPhoenix2 сарын өмнө
  • Melemuse is very pretty, I'd definitely use it

    RockOwlGamerRockOwlGamer2 сарын өмнө
  • Right off the bat I think this series is gonna show us how horribly humanity sometimes treats sea creatures/the sea. 1. Shows how morbid this fish-canned food making is and shows how these people don't care about the procedure and are all about the result (They don't care what creatures they catch as long as they can sell it). 2. This story literally broke my heart. I have a strong sense of justice so seeing that the poor creature didn't get what it deserve (good karma like being praised or given food) it disturbed me a lot. This part shows how humanity hunts whales and other sea creature regardless of circumstances. 3. This story shows how animals just want to survive and live (Hence, why the creature immediately came running to the ocean it just wanted to live). 4. This story shows how hella scary the ocean is and how DUMB AND STUPID humanity can be. We definitely do NOT rule over the ocean as the most of the ocean is undiscovered and might hide scary secrets. Just because we are high on the hierarchy doesn't mean we can't be dethroned. This story shows how the sea can be more dreadful and dangerous than humanity thinks. 5. Yuck... I would probably stay like 10 feet away from the dead animals. The kids' actions are extremely disrespectful but I think I'm gonna give the kids the benefit of the doubt since they're just kids and are extremely naive. Dead animals should be left alone or be respectfully buried somewhere not be torn apart and played with, to pay respects.

    Your Friendly Neighborhood OnceYour Friendly Neighborhood Once2 сарын өмнө
  • Im always in pokemon mode.

    Flame0326Flame03262 сарын өмнө
  • Out of curiosity, for the blocked out shapes at the beginning of the mermaid illustrations,, which brush in Procreate do you use?

    NightRaiderTeaNightRaiderTea2 сарын өмнө
    • Round brush!

      SubjectivelySubjectively2 сарын өмнө
  • Really love this grim style of yours ! If it wasn't for fakemon I would never have discover your channel and this amazing content :)

    Holy WatermelonHoly Watermelon2 сарын өмнө
  • 6:27 or- you can just _not_ draw mommy milkies on the fish :V

    chinea Liuchinea Liu2 сарын өмнө
  • Dude... Wtf happened to your microphone?

    SLHP productionsSLHP productions2 сарын өмнө
  • "Seen her calf." Good for you...

    the factual:the factual:2 сарын өмнө
  • 7:45 for Pokemon mode

    Jack howell CollectorsJack howell Collectors2 сарын өмнө
  • Did I just got a tuna ad after the first mermaid?😃☠️

    Its_cj.Its_cj.2 сарын өмнө
  • I do not know why but I had like 5 commercial breaks this video. Made it so hard to enjoy.

    Its a Tiepo ProductionsIts a Tiepo Productions2 сарын өмнө
  • Ahh mermay is my absolute favourite 👍

    Noortje SchrauwenNoortje Schrauwen2 сарын өмнө

    XDXD2 сарын өмнө
  • Dang pretty spoopy 😶🤙

    Hudson MenasheHudson Menashe2 сарын өмнө
  • Man, I'm blown away by your mermay drawings... those stories are so haunting! Your videos have really inspired me to get more creative with my art. Thank you!

    Alexis PatoineAlexis Patoine2 сарын өмнө
  • who is during the voice over for the mermay section?

    NoxNox2 сарын өмнө
  • Damn I could not have found this at a better time. I don’t know anything about art but I love the alien yet familiar feeling these designs give off(like most sea life does). Inspiring stuff, keep it up!

    TVHeadTedTVHeadTed2 сарын өмнө
  • In mermay to we just draw a different mermaid everyday..?

    Siham DehbiSiham Dehbi2 сарын өмнө
  • That whaling tragedy story is so heartbreaking

    terri rinellaterri rinella2 сарын өмнө
  • I love the shadow size and shape comparison with the player that you added, it really is becoming like a pokedex

    terri rinellaterri rinella2 сарын өмнө
  • Definitely get some honey tea to soothe your throat if you're gonna keep this up.

    Tonz of FunTonz of Fun2 сарын өмнө
  • Yo the new Pokédex entry layout is looking fresh! Much more visually appealing for sure!

    Crickett BugCrickett Bug2 сарын өмнө
  • If the soulsborne games get a fishing mode:

    HelmenHjelmenHelmenHjelmen2 сарын өмнө
  • 6:12 the background square kinda looks like a doors so that got me thinking that the very last mermaid was Argyle Finch. In the scene he could be talking/listening to one sing, trapped/entangled, entranced like he was mesmerized/charmed/hypnotized, or has become one himself/mutated into a mermaid/merman. Maybe he does transform into a mermaid and he's some weird mixture between a fish and a man but he still is masculine but some parts of him are turning feminine. The last one could be a parasite or host type mermaid so that's why he's Turing into one. But what I really want is in the background the would be a door it might be an old fashioned one or one of those ovular ship doors with a bit of light seeping through. The door would be opening outwards towards you. at 6:12 if the square is a door the light would be coming from the left side

    rabid cabbagerabid cabbage2 сарын өмнө
  • The lancet fish mermaid looks like somnacanth from monster hunter rise !

    Renaud UrbaniRenaud Urbani2 сарын өмнө
  • Anemone guy! (I think) Edit: and the overly nice whale fall

    HiHowdyHello HiHiHowdyHello Hi2 сарын өмнө
  • I hope there is a legendary mermaid based on cave ecosystems, a blind and pale perhaps ghost type

    Nicolas PinzonNicolas Pinzon2 сарын өмнө
  • i am from mexico

    Rabbit HopperRabbit Hopper2 сарын өмнө
  • God these have a very Lovecraftian style to them yet original I love it

  • Jack's mermays are always SO GOOD! Oh my heart!

    KurooganekoKurooganeko2 сарын өмнө
  • Is it wrong that day 2 made me cry!?

    KurooganekoKurooganeko2 сарын өмнө
  • Jack's art is just so stunning. I'm generally a pretty motivated person when it comes to art but seeing Jack's works makes me wanna just draw til my hands fall off. I wish to be as talented as him someday. Thanks for being such a huge inspiration!!

    CodyScriblynCodyScriblyn2 сарын өмнө
  • Dam, first legendary pokemon of this mermaid thing and I can already see the rule 34 artists getting ready

    SM playsSM plays2 сарын өмнө
  • The sailors voice fits his character so well and I love it. Love your art btw.

    Tay JohnsonTay Johnson2 сарын өмнө
  • The right wale designs changes the view on last mermays whale corpse designs

    Confused CephalopodConfused Cephalopod2 сарын өмнө
  • i will say, i applaud the braveness of tiddy-out. love that confidence.

    CaligenaCaligena2 сарын өмнө