Ahoy there! Here’s a happy cartoon blue crab giving you a friendly wave!
Blue crabs are a common critter in the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
This cartoon crab is a female, as they have the gorgeous accented red on their pincers (possibly crustacean nail polish?)
Creating my blue crab cartoon
As with all of my characters, this one started out as (various) pencil sketches until I had something I was happy with.
Once the pencils were completed, I fully digitise the outlines before adding in some vibrant colours.
I think I drew this crab out several times before I settled on a look that I liked, especially taking some creative licence with the mouth.