This fellows looks like he is from the colder part of the ocean, not the tropics. He is more into the camouflage and limited colors versus the bright tropical colors.
I thought he was looking a little too plain so I sewed these antique star beads onto his beard.
He also has a fish bead-
The little fins are the same pattern as his hair but in a different colorway.
Another blue man, this one with an octopus on his chest…. and arms, and back.
That is an antique shell button. My collection of buttons is endless. And a close-up of the embroidery on the rick rack.
Palm trees and mermen go together, right?
More fun with merman hair. The color is dark purple/red with black crosshatching.
Lounging on the sofa-
I have got more mermen in the pipeline
but will be putting these 3 into my etsy shop in the next 24 hours. I will update when they are listed.
edited- They’ve all been claimed. I will have some more next week.
I made a blue merman a long while back (October 2017) and I have wanted to make more but kept being unsatisfied with my blue dyeing attempts. As I described here, I finally approached the dyeing in a more deliberate fashion, found actual color charts and recipes, and this time I got colors that I was happy with. Funny thing about that!
I am having fun with the merman hair- making exaggerated swoops.
I am having the best time with these colors.
A close-up of his hair-
I posted this photo (above) on my Instagram feed a few days ago. I sewed up 10 mermen over the weekend and I am so excited to see who they are! They are very, very colorful- Spring must be in the air. Here is the first fellow that pushed to the front of the line and made himself known.
He has swoosh-y hair and a swoosh-y beard…
So why green? These fellows are fantasy creatures so they can be any color, right? Also, I like the idea of trying out a range of skin tones. Then I can play with all kinds of crazy hair colors, eye colors. So, I guess it is about keeping it fun.
He is the last of the mermen for now. I am planning to get them into the etsy shop tomorrow and I will post when I do.
Another man bun-
Manly chest with a Navel battle in progress.
Ships and foliage on his arms.
Chillin’ on the porch with the coleus.
I’m having fun with hair-dos. Man bun:
Variegated thread for my fishbone embroidery, and an antique star button.
He has tropical island tattoos- palm trees and Hula dancing!
The fins are made from a batik-style fabric that has a watery look and seems perfect for a merman.
I picture this merman swimming around in tropical aqua waters. He’d be well camouflaged in that environment.
Octopus, octopodes, octopi, octopuses!
He’s got bling! Really, just a few jewels on his belt.
He has tattoos from the same toile as the last one but a different section of the fabric. Lots of sea battles to choose from.