I love drawing fantastical creatures. Not monsters, but fun and funny beings whom you wouldn’t mind meeting in a dark passage. They might be the ones who guide you to the way out, help you on your quest and even protect you from the meanies who might also be hiding in the passage.
I have drawn this mercat before. I like her. She looks so friendly and inviting. One of my friends called it a catfish. I think I thought of that name at first; but when I finished drawing the first ones about a year ago I just liked the name mercat. I have something very different in mind for the creature I would call catfish.
I’m not ready to give her a name yet. I am waiting for her story to come along. Who is she? Where in the ocean does she live? Who are her family and friends. That will all be revealed to me as I sketch more pictures of her.
Maybe I will call her Miranda or something like that. While I am thinking of her story I think I’ll start working on a design for her mate.