Another space mermaid concept.  That headdress is more than just an ornamental crown, it also acts as a honing device, locating distance ships to pillage.

Another space mermaid concept. That headdress is more than just an ornamental crown, it also acts as a honing device, locating distance ships to pillage.

I recently rewatched Princess Mononoke, has to be one of my all time favorites. 
It got me inspired, so I decided to do my take on the Forest Spirit. 
Look at all those little Kodamas hitching a ride

I recently rewatched Princess Mononoke, has to be one of my all time favorites.
It got me inspired, so I decided to do my take on the Forest Spirit.
Look at all those little Kodamas hitching a ride

The Greater Sea Griffin.
Oddly enough I’ve never drawn a griffin before.
This guy can be considered a griffin I guess, it has the overall qualifications of one. Bird, quadruped, wings…Not a traditional lion/eagle hybrid but still griffin-esque. 

I envision this guy soaring the coast catching fish, merfolk and maybe the odd hippocampus foal.

The Greater Sea Griffin.
Oddly enough I’ve never drawn a griffin before.
This guy can be considered a griffin I guess, it has the overall qualifications of one. Bird, quadruped, wings…Not a traditional lion/eagle hybrid but still griffin-esque.

I envision this guy soaring the coast catching fish, merfolk and maybe the odd hippocampus foal.

The Everseeker, apparently ever seeking a sandwich…Oh ZINGA! gurl eat something. 
“The Everseeker is a giant lanky beast tasked only with finding invaders of the glass tower. They are not equipped for battle. Once a threat is detected, they let out a shrill cry, alerting the winged Devourer’s in the area.”

The Everseeker, apparently ever seeking a sandwich…Oh ZINGA! gurl eat something.
“The Everseeker is a giant lanky beast tasked only with finding invaders of the glass tower. They are not equipped for battle. Once a threat is detected, they let out a shrill cry, alerting the winged Devourer’s in the area.”

i liked the idea of the space mermaid I did so I decided to expand upon it.
Tractus homopiscus or commonly called space mermaids (gender neutral) are a highly elusive race found throughout space. Semi nomadic, they live communally within asteroid belts. Their queen, sometimes king, living within the largest asteroid.
Much like their earthly cousins they are enchantresses. They can manipulate their victims and machinery through “song”.  Yet it is not the flesh of humans they are after, but their supplies and most importantly their oxygen. Though highly specialized to live in the emptiness of space they still rely on oxygen to breath. They need and use far less than humans, but are constantly on the look out to replenish their supply.  
 They can be incredibly dangerous. A large enough swarm is capable of taking down small embargo ships and entire crews. It is not uncommon for small ships to give oxygen tank offerings in hopes of appeasing them.
For larger, well-protected fleets they are nothing more than pests. With a specialized tube they can penetrate the strong ship walls and suck out oxygen.
Despite their human faces, it isn’t entirely known weather or not the face is their own, a projection or a mask.   Some speculate that they have no form, and are gaseous entities encased.
This speculation comes from the sightings of “nebulous maids.” Thought to be the hallucinations of weary space traveller, these stardust phantoms have never been recorded so the consensus of their validity is non conclusive

i liked the idea of the space mermaid I did so I decided to expand upon it.

Tractus homopiscus or commonly called space mermaids (gender neutral) are a highly elusive race found throughout space. Semi nomadic, they live communally within asteroid belts. Their queen, sometimes king, living within the largest asteroid.

Much like their earthly cousins they are enchantresses. They can manipulate their victims and machinery through “song”.  Yet it is not the flesh of humans they are after, but their supplies and most importantly their oxygen. Though highly specialized to live in the emptiness of space they still rely on oxygen to breath. They need and use far less than humans, but are constantly on the look out to replenish their supply.  

 They can be incredibly dangerous. A large enough swarm is capable of taking down small embargo ships and entire crews. It is not uncommon for small ships to give oxygen tank offerings in hopes of appeasing them.

For larger, well-protected fleets they are nothing more than pests. With a specialized tube they can penetrate the strong ship walls and suck out oxygen.
Despite their human faces, it isn’t entirely known weather or not the face is their own, a projection or a mask.   Some speculate that they have no form, and are gaseous entities encased.

This speculation comes from the sightings of “nebulous maids.” Thought to be the hallucinations of weary space traveller, these stardust phantoms have never been recorded so the consensus of their validity is non conclusive

in my opinion mermaids and dragons are the quintessential mascots of fantasy. So I figured why not stick one in space and give it a sci fi feel. This started out as a speed painting so its a little rough in some areas but I kind of like that. I had to give her roe…cuz i like the idea ok..

in my opinion mermaids and dragons are the quintessential mascots of fantasy. So I figured why not stick one in space and give it a sci fi feel. This started out as a speed painting so its a little rough in some areas but I kind of like that. I had to give her roe…cuz i like the idea ok..

More concept art for the project i’ve been a part of. These are the bugged knights. Pretty self explanatory Each “specie” are dangerous capable of using their parasites to aid them in battle. Looks like pest control is on vacation 

More concept art for the project i’ve been a part of. These are the bugged knights. Pretty self explanatory Each “specie” are dangerous capable of using their parasites to aid them in battle. Looks like pest control is on vacation 

Its been awhile since I’ve done a good old fashioned b/w drawing. The large Fancy Wing is a courting male. Though what he is hoping to draw to him are the smaller tettipods, and subsequently attracting the larger, solitary female. His “wings” release and waft an enticing pheromone, drawing the tettipods in droves. It is not uncommon for a male to be completely engulfed by them. It is a food offering of sorts to the female. If she is impressed by his offering she will feed allowing him to mate with her.

Its been awhile since I’ve done a good old fashioned b/w drawing. 
The large Fancy Wing is a courting male. Though what he is hoping to draw to him are the smaller tettipods, and subsequently attracting the larger, solitary female. His “wings” release and waft an enticing pheromone, drawing the tettipods in droves. It is not uncommon for a male to be completely engulfed by them. It is a food offering of sorts to the female. If she is impressed by his offering she will feed allowing him to mate with her.

This Fu dog probably isn’t scaring any bad luck or spirits away but he looks like a faithful companion. Just playing with painting/drawing styles. Every once and awhile I like to go down a more cartoony feel.

This Fu dog probably isn’t scaring any bad luck or spirits away but he looks like a faithful companion. Just playing with painting/drawing styles. Every once and awhile I like to go down a more cartoony feel.

Another concept for the TBA project. These guys are called mourners. Normally docile, they haunt graveyards mourning for the dead. Yet if their sacred areas are tampered with or defiled they are a dangerous foe. 

Another concept for the TBA project. These guys are called mourners. Normally docile, they haunt graveyards mourning for the dead. Yet if their sacred areas are tampered with or defiled they are a dangerous foe.