Merlyn Wood is a rapper that’s a part of Brockhampton, a “boy band”. I made fan art of him with a bunch of slushees and cereal, partly as a reference to one of their music videos (“Boogie”) where Merlyn tries to drink straight from a slushee machine at a gas station. The drawing was supposed to capture a bit of the manic and wild energy he has in that video as part of his character.
These were some of the images I had for both reference and inspiration. Pictures and shots of Merlyn Woods, Iced Smoothies, and a vague idea for the color palette that kept changing. Speedpaint timelapse video below: