So I heard it’s Mermay…

So I heard it’s Mermay…

Makeup details: This all started with cosplaying APH France and the constant struggle of making a blond beard look realistic. With a merperson, I thought it could be interesting to give them a goatee with “kelp” since I’m better at working with latex than hair.

I like the coloring a lot, and the shading. The browns, yellows, and greens work very well for a freshwater merperson that could blend in with a river. What I don’t like are the scales. I didn’t want to use the fishnet stocking trick, but now they look even more painted on. This is partially because the makeup shifted so much in the heat. If I do this again, I’ll use a different paint and change the shape of the scales.

I edited the photos to play with my eye color, sharpen the teeth, and adjust the color levels. Good practice all around, and I had fun getting to the final outcome!