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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Luis Merlo26/Male/Ecuador Groups :iconcthulhu-and-illithid: Cthulhu-and-Illithid
cephalopods,tentacles & horror
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Deep One by lmerlo72 Deep One :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 25 5 The Book of Monsters by lmerlo72 The Book of Monsters :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 8 6 Pokedex Project: Golbat by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Golbat :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 10 2 Pokedex Project: Zubat by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Zubat :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 12 2 Pokedex Project: Wigglytuff by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Wigglytuff :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 9 2 Pokedex Project: Jigglypuff by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Jigglypuff :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 12 4 Pokedex Project: Ninetales by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Ninetales :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 14 0 Pokedex Project: Vulpix by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Vulpix :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 18 2 Pokedex Project: Clefable by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Clefable :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 16 0 Pokedex Project: Clefairy by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Clefairy :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 10 0 Pokedex Project: Nidoking by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Nidoking :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 20 2 Pokedex Project: Nidorino by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Nidorino :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 19 2 Pokedex Project: Nidoran M by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Nidoran M :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 20 0 Pokedex Project: Nidoqueen by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Nidoqueen :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 19 4 Pokedex Project: Nidorina by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Nidorina :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 17 0 Pokedex Project: Nidoran Female by lmerlo72 Pokedex Project: Nidoran Female :iconlmerlo72:lmerlo72 15 0



Deep One
...From the locked basements and abandoned buildings came splashing sounds. The streets were forsaken, save for a couple of bystanders who leered at me with bulging, unblinking-eyes and whispered curses through wide lips. It was then that I saw it, the cursed building, the Church of Dagon....
Check out a speed painting of Paras from the Pokedex Project!…
The Book of Monsters
A sneak peek of my ongoing Patreon project: The Book of Monsters. It's basically an encyclopedia to develop upon every redesigned creature from the Pokedex Project. Here you'll learn about physiology, scientific naming, ecology, etc.
If you're interested in the project please head over to :…
Pokedex Project: Golbat
Much larger than its prior form, this blood-sucking creature is known and feared for its voracious apetite. Due to their massive size, they often require up to half a litre of blood per feeding session. If left unchecked, a hungry golbat will go into a feeding frenzy, gorging so much blood that it becomes unable to fly.
Pokedex Project: Zubat
Usually found inside dark caves, these bat-like creatures feed off the blood of larger animals. Though blind from birth, their attacks can be quite precise thanks to their echolocation capabilities. Usually one individual will not pose much threat, but a swarm can suck enough blood to cause hypovolemic shock to the largest creatures.
Hey all, from oldschool followers to new fans looking up to the Pokedex Project. Just wanted to let you know about some really exciting news (at least for me). Since there's so much support for the project, I decided to launch my own website, where I can better store, organize and showcase my work. The website is still under heavy development (I'm doing it all by myself) but it's already looking good for the Pokédex Project's gallery. The website is called "Creatures of the Labyrinth" and you can find it at…. For now, the blog page is still under construction, but will enable it soon, so I can deliver small updates. I WON'T be leaving DA with this, so you can still see my work here as always, albeit a little late.
Also, if you really enjoy my work, and would like to help support the project (and get some rewards like early peeks, WIP, commissions, etc.) please consider backing me up on Patreon ( If I can get at least a little funding, then I can dedicate more time to art, which as you know, is not a job for me, but done on my free time. 
Thanks again for all your amazing support!
  • Listening to: Sonata Arctica
  • Reading: Lovecraft
  • Drinking: Coffee


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Luis Merlo
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Not much to say, I'm 23 years old, live in Quito, Ecuador. I never attended art school and that's my biggest regret. I study medicine but my love for art has its roots deep in me. I draw on my free time, and when I'm supposed to be working. Those that know me know there are many facades within me, but in general I'm like a wolfmother to my few friends and like a lurking viper to my enemies. To the rest I'm like a crow or a vulture, just sitting around waiting and observing. Other than drawing I like to write, compose, photograph, play (videogames, board games and rpg's), and read. Not much more to be said I guess, you're free to ask anything you want to know (I am free to deny the answer as well if I see fit haha)


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xangreigor Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
AAAAAAAbsolutely loving your new pokemon series :D
lmerlo72 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you're enjoying it! It seems it will take a LOT more than the previous one, but so far I think it's worth it
TyphlosionTheDerp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Ayy! I found some of your work surfing the web and I had to find the amazing guy that made it! Nice job, me and my friends are very impressed
lmerlo72 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you liked it so much :)
JordanLWZ Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Put you on my watch, also think I MIGHT have given you a Llama badge. cool artwork!
lmerlo72 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gee thanks man! Glad you liked it!
Kristo1594 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuck 9gag :D
lmerlo72 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw shucks, well thanks for commenting!
AshDeUmbreon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist

shaarax Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man i saw your work on 9gag and ur art is just dope!!!!!!
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