Ylla loves the ocean as I do and this world might seem random but so is our brain am I right? We’ll soon find what she is looking for, don’t worry. Jeje!
Since I lived in a Caribbean and fell in love with the Caribbean vibe, I have a need to incorporate it into my art. I based Ylla’s mermaid features on a Blue Parrot Fish which was my favorite fish of Aruba’s Palm Island experience. Jaser’s merman/merperson design is based on a Venezuelan piranha – feisty like Jaser.
Also, as a certified scuba diver, capturing the world under the surface is something that has always been a deep desire of mine. I am not there yet but I am actually pretty proud of how I started to do it in this page, the temperature is there and the colors do remind me of my moments under the sea.
I also am obsessed with old wooden ships, you can see some hints in previous M.E.P.T. comic pages.
Remember this is still experimental people. It seems like it’s all over the place, but in truth I want it to be. I want to explore visually as fast as I can the realms that I have thought of in my head for so long but never put on ‘paper.’ These pages are helping me grow so much as an artist. I can see my improvement in every single page, even if some might feel more lame than others, there is always something I learn from each and every one of them. Goes to show, practice makes ‘perfect’ – if perfect is your mind to hand coordination.