Bean’s a character who I’m really fond of, but I don’t draw that often as her pics usually don’t get much response. That might be due to my own struggles with translating the Matt Groening style, or it might be to Disenchantment being much less popular than The Simpsons or Futurama, but either way I was happy to see her get an Ask submitted this month. Mora’s my main ship for her in the show, too, so it wasn’t hard for me to decide on answering this one. As for their relationship in the Studio, I’ve always pictured characters who need to live in water staying at a Studio aquarium, though with the sci-fi and magic at the Studio’s disposal it wouldn’t be hard for someone like Mora to get a human body to walk around in. Maybe she would for a date night or something, but I think she’d prefer to stay a mermaid most of the time, and let Bean come and visit her to catch up and have fun together.
Despite my interest in Bean from Disenchantment, a few things kept me from drawing more of her (outside of some recent commissions). One is that I feel iffy about my take on Groening characters, but another is that I just wasn’t feeling too many of her options for partners in the show. Really the only characters I had any interest in pairing her with were her two moms, and I might still do something there later, but in the most recent season she was given a love interest I actually kinda like. Mora is a mermaid who connects with Bean pretty quickly, and the scene I’m referencing with this pic is pretty much canon (it’s teased it may have been a dream, but it seems like it happened), where Bean and Mora have sex on a beach at night. I don’t know what kind of role she’ll be playing in the future, but I like this pairing regardless.