How To Draw Ariel The Little Mermaid with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Cartoon drawing tutorials for beginners and kids
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
To start Ariel, we will first need to draw a circle, which will be the base for her head. Below this circle, draw another small triangle to define her lower jaw.
Draw a small neck continuing from below the jaw and two lines extending from Ariel’s neck to shoulders. Erase the lines between the circle and the triangle that you drew in the last step to give Ariel a solid head.
Below the two lines you drew in the previous step, have Ariel wear her signature scalloped bikini and the two lines extend underneath to form her torso.
Extend Ariel’s arm away from her body slightly. Each arm should taper narrower at the end that will become her wrist.
To keep Ariel’s elegant feel, we’ll draw her hand upwards, with her fingers fairly close together, as shown in the image on the left.
Repeat the same process to draw Ariel’s other hand and draw the two fins located on either side of her hips.
The lower part of Ariel’s body is nothing more than a tail, you can create a long, curved oval at the position of her legs and two smaller fins at the end of the tail.
We will draw Ariel’s hair into two parts. First, draw a large strand of hair at the front of the head and swipe it to the left. This hair should only cover about a third of Ariel’s total head length.
We’ll finish off Ariel’s hair by drawing the other half as a solid section of hair behind her body. Her hair should be hip-length and just loose on the right side. Adding more waves to Ariel’s hair will keep the effect like she’s floating in the water.
Give Ariel two very large eyes that are almost completely flat at the bottom. Also, a simple small triangle completes Ariel’s nose.
At this point, Ariel is pretty much done. All that’s left to do is smile at her and a few lines running down her caudal fins.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy learning how to draw Ariel with me. If you did, be sure to check out the rest of our guides.