so, this is the full image you can see in the "draw this again" meme (which you can see in my meme folder.)
this is also the original version of this character: frozenvepar.deviantart.com/art…
(he's changed a bit since his first incarnation XD)
Vepar is one of the first merfolk characters I created that I kept revisiting and thinking about on a more permanent basis, as well as the first merman I invented. he was part of this story I created that was kind of this harem thing - he was a merman prince, and there were seven mermaids all wishing to claim his hand. However, he didn't want to marry any of them, so he transformed into a human (which, as prince, he could do) and lived on land. (of course, as it turns out, the reason he didn't want to marry the girls was because he is gay XD)
He is named after a demon from the key of solomon (a text listing the names and summoning rites of various demons.) the demon Vepar is a male demon that shape shifts into a mermaid, and has powers over both healing and putrefaction.