How to Draw a Mermaid with Pencil

How to Draw a Mermaid easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Pencil drawing tutorials for beginners and for all.

How to Draw a Mermaid with Pencil

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

As we said, a mermaid is a creature with a human upper body and a fish bottom. So, at first outline the head in an oval shape. Next, draw a long smooth spine into the tail. Next outline the chest and arms.

Step 2

Let’s add some volume to our mermaid’s body. Outline the crossing lines on top. Then outline the torso narrowing at the waist, then widening at the hips and again slowly narrowing to the tip of the tail. At the end of this step, sketch the arms.

Step 3

Let’s add some basic details to our mermaid. With the help of slight curves we outline the contours of the hair. On the face we outline the eyes, nose and mouth. Next go down just below and draw the details on the torso and arms. Then draw the fins on the long tail.

Step 4

Removing all unnecessary guides from the head, we draw our mermaid’s hair and facial features. Carefully draw eyes, eyebrows, nose, ears and lips.

Step 5

Let’s go right down below and pay attention to the details on the torso and arms. Erase all unnecessary guides and use clear and precise lines to draw the narrow body around the waist. Next draw thin arms with neat fingers.

Step 6

Remove all remaining lines from our mermaid’s body. Use clear and slightly curved lines to draw the tail. At the end of this step, add lines on the fins.

Step 7

With that, the mermaid drawing is almost done and we just need to add the shadow. Add soft shadows. If you do everything correctly, you will get a three-dimensional and realistic drawing.

We have completed our drawing lesson on how to draw a mermaid. Note that using this drawing lesson you will be able to draw all the mermaids from all the stories you know, whether characters from Greek mythology or Disney’s Ariel.

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