Mortgage Mermaid and Loan Shark

These perpetually cash-strapped mermaids pull crazy schemes to make ends meet! Character designs for a personal project.

Character sheet for Mortgage Mermaid and Loan Shark.

It was exciting to try out a more anime-like style, particularly for Mortgage. Combining that look with these wacko facial expressions creates a character who can quickly go from elegant to cartoonishly crazy.

Sketches of Mortgage and Loan Shark.

The romantic chemistry between them is hopefully obvious! These are just a handful of many sketches I made to refine their designs and ensure they look great together.

Shark’s 3D-defying head was particularly difficult to get right, but I’m pretty happy with the result.