It feels like I've been teasing you with promises of Mer-Man pics forever, and now it's finally time to make good on all that.
A few words about Mer-Man's armor: I wanted it to look like it's put together from different sea creature shells and bones, but it's actually golden ceremonial armor made to look like what the Foemor warriors and kings of old might have worn. The face in this pic isn't that good, but I couldn't just leave that part completely blank. A proper facial study is below. I had to look at a whole bunch of deep-sea fish until I found what I felt was the perfect Mer-Man look. I hate it when he is sometimes made to look like confused duck. He's a fish-man thing that would fit right in in a Lovecraft novel. He should be frightening, not silly!
Real name: Atergos ag Rakash
Throughout his early years the Foemor prince Atergos took for granted he was destined to rule the Empire of Rakash after his father Ketos. However the ill-conceived alliance Ketos forged with Count Vesus Marzo served as the final straw for forces seeking to overthrow the emperor, and the subsequent defeat of Count Marzo by the hand of Captain Keldor sparked a full-fledged revolt. Prince Atergos managed to escape with the help of the magical Pearl of Dominance, together with a small band of loyal Foemor servants and his personal Carcinian guard.
Forced to shamefully hide in the fresh waters of the Sea of Mutaris, Atergos eventually found himself abandoned even by his little court in exile, except for the Cancrians that had no choice in the matter. Despite his dislike for the surface-dwellers, Atergos would eventually find himself allied with the very man who indirectly caused the downfall of his family...
That's it for Mer-Man for a while. I've got Webstor's face in the works, I just sketched some Ancient faces including a certain re-interpreted Filmation character while listening to the RGD, and I'm still trying to find the right way to do Castle Grayskull justice, so there's always more to come. (Just not very soon, I seem to have got sinusitis again! )