I am trying to interpret what making Mermando male means for how merpeople are looked at in our culture. On the one hand, the fact that Mermando is male along with the fact that the Nick Jr. show Bubble Guppies is targeted equally to boys and girls may mean that merpeople are transcending the idea that they can only be fantasies for girls. On the other hand, the fact that he mainly interacts with Mabel may indicate that this is still a girls' fantasies.
Really love the way you drew Mabel in these pictures. She looks super cute. I was alerted to your page when I liked and followed this same picture by an art thief, but was alerted by one of your loyal fans of the truth. Love your at style.