I decided to take the Monster Girl Challenge! However, rather than draw one monster girl a day, I did them all in one batch and got them finished in less than a week, becauser I am insane. Since this was a for fun project, I only did flat colors (shading kills my joy). And like most for fun projects, I found myself taking aspects of it more seriously than I intended.
To keep from totally dominating your inbox, I'm splitting these girls into groups. Here are entries 1 through 5!
Without further ado, the monster girls:
1. Harpy - Harpy had to be punk rock. This was a must. The design just flowed from there.
2. Centaur - This was my first stumper. I really don't care much for horses - or centaurs, for that matter - and while I know they are a huge part of the monster girl... thing (is it a fandom? I think it's a fandom), I really had no desire to draw one. I thought about it for a while before I came to a glorious realization: the nuckleavee, a Celtic monster, is kinda sorta a centaur! Well, it's a skinless aquatic horse monster with a human torso growing out of its back, but y'know, potato potahto. So I made a nuckleavee girl instead.
3. Slime - Slllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime
4. Naga - I had doubts about the turtleneck when I was inking this one. I knew I wanted to put at least one of the monster girls in a loose fitting turtleneck, as turtlenecks are the most sensuous and attractive of clothing, but I didn't know if it worked with this naga or not. Then I got to the coloring stage and wow, yeah, that's hitting all the right buttons. She's fucking adorable. Would make a protagonist out of Turtleneck Naga.
5. Mermaid - I'm sure I'm not the first to make a shark mermaid, but I imagine I AM the first to make a mermaid who is also an airplane pilot! And why not? Man, a hairless ape, figured out how to fly despite a total lack of wings. Why couldn't an amphibious half fish half man? She is the Amelia Earhart of mer-people.