(via coisas do arco da velha)
Ama – The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan

(via coisas do arco da velha)

Ama – The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan

mailyillustration:

Penny prefers playing with pearls.  
2013 ink, graphite, digital
© Mai Ly Degnan

mailyillustration:

Penny prefers playing with pearls.  

2013 ink, graphite, digital

© Mai Ly Degnan

cavigliascabinet:

Poor mermaid. I just added her to my Etsy store.
Should I make a print of this?

cavigliascabinet:

Poor mermaid. I just added her to my Etsy store.

Should I make a print of this?

mailyillustration:

Sweet 16
2013, ink, graphite, digital
© Mai Ly Degnan

mailyillustration:

Sweet 16

2013, ink, graphite, digital

© Mai Ly Degnan

cavigliascabinet:

The lovely and always hilarious Sara Benincasa commissioned a portrait from me which I finished yesterday.  As she is (among many other things) the Jezebel advice columnist, we decided that all the starfish would seek advice from mermaid Sara. Please don’t ask me how ink works under water. It JUST DOES.
I finally got around to reading her book, Agorafabulous, which just came out in paperback this week, and it’s excellent. It’s the very, very funny autobiographical story of her anxiety disorder, how she got better and how she became a comedian. It’s totally worth your time and you should all read it. (I’ll likely be writing something more substantial about it in the very near future).

cavigliascabinet:

The lovely and always hilarious Sara Benincasa commissioned a portrait from me which I finished yesterday.  As she is (among many other things) the Jezebel advice columnist, we decided that all the starfish would seek advice from mermaid Sara. Please don’t ask me how ink works under water. It JUST DOES.

I finally got around to reading her book, Agorafabulous, which just came out in paperback this week, and it’s excellent. It’s the very, very funny autobiographical story of her anxiety disorder, how she got better and how she became a comedian. It’s totally worth your time and you should all read it. (I’ll likely be writing something more substantial about it in the very near future).

mailyillustration:


Sunglasses at night.
2013, ink, graphite, digital
© Mai Ly Degnan

mailyillustration:

Sunglasses at night.

2013, ink, graphite, digital

© Mai Ly Degnan

cavigliascabinet:

Lent drawing #27. I decided to take a break from my pink period to bring you this very sad mermaid picture.
See the entire gallery here.

cavigliascabinet:

Lent drawing #27. I decided to take a break from my pink period to bring you this very sad mermaid picture.

See the entire gallery here.

mailyillustration:

Sun bathing mermaids #illustration #patterns #mermaids #mailydegnan #drawing

mailyillustration:

Sun bathing mermaids #illustration #patterns #mermaids #mailydegnan #drawing