fun fact about this style: i don't just slap down a black layer and draw in white, i literally block in the shapes in black and leave the lines as empty space. i don't know why i do it like this.
space mermaid goddesses redraw! the one on the bottom is from 2018, up top is the new one. i don't mean to brag, but god am i way better now. two years of semi-consistent practice will do that, i suppose! it's nice to know i can actually apply gradients now, because clearly i had no idea what i was doing originally.