#Mermay2018 Is here! (okay, almost over, sorry).

I'm hitting this a little late, but I wanted to make sure you all knew that #Mermay, the drawing event I created three years ago, is here!  The idea is to encourage artists to draw everyday in the month of May and the theme is Mermaids!  It's a huge success this year and even though we aren't finished yet, I can already say that we have more people contributing to #mermay2018 than both of the first two years COMBINED!  Additionally, we now have an official website this year: mermay.com !  Go check it out for official sketch prompts, t-shirts, books, Featured Artsits, and a stream of #mermay artwork that is constantly updated!  

Official 2018 MerMay t-shirt artwork!

#MerMay 2017 has launched! Announcing my new project!

As part of my annual #Mermay drawing challenge event on Instagram (where I challenge artists to draw a mermaid every day in the month of May), I have gone one further this year and created my own original character, Lani the mermaid.  Not stopping there, I then wrote an original story for her, "The Mermaid that Wanted To Fly" and will be posting the original art and text for that children's book, one day at a time for the entire month of May!  It's an exclusive to Instagram and I hope you will follow along to read the entire story.  Along with that, I have posted my OFFICIAL MerMay 2017 Drawing prompts for those that want suggestions or a theme for their daily Mermaid sketches.  Go to www.tombancroftstudio.com/sketchbite to see them!