Mermay minicomic with these two babies, MerHiccup & Axolotl Toothless 💚
Did you know axolotls can regenerate their limbs if they lose them? It's awesome. I learned it as I drew Toothless in my last ilustration because I wasn't sure if making him a prosthetic tail would make sense...
So I made this mini comic! The idea is that Hiccup is merman, and one day while exploring he finds an injured axolotl that is hiding on a little cave. He has his tail chopped off, which Hiccup knows will make it hard for him to swim and scape from predators, so he takes the little creature with him and takes care of him while his tail grows back, becoming friends in the process.
Hiccup doesn't have half of his tail either, and he uses a prosthetic he makes himself. Little Toothless wonders why his merman friend builds a fake tailfin instead of waiting for it to grow back like his did. Hiccup has to explain to him that, unfortunately, that is not how his body works, even tho his small friend might still not understand.
Alternative ver. (?): Toothless tried to save Hiccup from the creature who attacked him (and ripped off his tailfin), it served as distraction and Hiccup got to scape alive, but Toothless also got injured. When the danger passes, Hiccup looks for this little axolotl who saved him and finds him hiding on a little cave, and well, you know the rest :)
Exploring Hic, Toothy and the Light Fury, who I call either Nubless or my fanon name that Hic calls her: Icicle. Slightly alters httyd3 canon and send Hiccup off with two furies to explore and discover and generally just be himself~ Icy tends to be more fascinated with what Hiccup does because, unlike Toothless, she's not quite used to smol talking fishbone and his odd ways. So she'll watch him draw or map in that fascinated cat stare I'm sure many people understand