Monday’s are for Mermaids

I needed to make a post that wasn’t in the scope of my drawing competition!

Which probably means… it’s going to be a mermaid.

They are really what I’ve been making in my spare time… so like my mind is all nautical like all of the time.

And that’s just alright with me… it keeps my head out of space for like 30 minutes at a time.

So I present to you proudly, my Elliott and me self portrait:

it’s like my new favorite thing

Happy Monday!

Today’s drawing competition is going to be an exciting one :)


Mermaids with Style: Elisa Edition

I have been trying to improve my drawing abilities… because why the heck not.

And to combine that with my penchant for drawings Mermaids… and you get…

Well, you get more mermaids… just drawing with eyes instead of my signature beady-eyes

This one is a shout out to my homie Elisa and her uncanny ability to always be on vacation or planning one!

Right now she’s planning our vacation to Greece! We are going there this spring and it’s going to be amazing. And we are going to do what we do best, drink, laugh and look at buildings and stuff. I feel like I should put that on my resume…. so someday I can be professional looker at buildings, with an emphasis in laughing and drinking.


Mermaid Setback

So I have been really into the game on making mermaids lately…

And until today I couldn’t think of one thing I could do better than a mermaid could.

But then I spilled a big cup of iced tea on a drawing I was working on and very much realized something very important.

It would be very hard to draw underwater!!!

And If I couldn’t draw… I would be a very very sad illustrator.


The Mermaid Fantasy!

Sometimes people ask me to draw things.

And I really like when that happens because, I can make something super nice for someone!

Apparently last year when I drew myself as a mermaid I started a frenzy of other people I know who also never got to realize their mermaid potential. I was hearing right and left from others who felt that they too needed to be a creature of the sea!

One of those wonderful people was Sarah! The adorable sister of Jimmy!

And even though I took a moderate eternity to finish it… Here she finally is…and I would like to present to the entire internet.

Sarah my mermaid homegirl:

She’s fishtastic! No wait she’s mer-iffic!

It’s so hard to be a mermaid in the Valley. But she’s totally doing it everyday complete with a classy, flashy, fish friend. She has the best mermaid style is all sorts of sparkly purple, has constantly color changing follicles… and is the best caretaker of sea horses in the whole Pacific.

This is pretty much on her business card.

I hope you like it Sarah! And I hope everyone has a super great weekend.

I’m off to the beach… to celebrate my bestie Isabel’s bachelorette party this weekend and not necessarily to become a mermaid.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

♥Lauren (who is going to be a mermaid no matter what)