Once I'd made the Cute pattern I got a jones on to make an adorable Sea Monkey! Based on the characters you'd see in comic book ads, I wanted a fleshy pink skin, with the weird tentacles and cute little tail. I also looked up brine shrimp (which is what sea monkeys are) and learned that they actually have three eyes. The first eye ceases to function when the other eyes fully develop. To make my Sea Monkey different from the comic book ad, and because I love multiple eyes on things, I added the third eye. This is my initial sketch for the Sea Monkey. I wanted a real Harvey comics (Hot Stuff, Casper and Richie Rich) shape to him.