Today we are going to show you a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a mermaid! Your kids will love this one as it really makes drawing a mermaid easy peasy. Just follow the simple steps and you will have on drawn in no time.
You can also modify this one, there are many possibilities when it comes to hair cuts – we gave our mermaid long straight hair but any hairdo will do. Your kids can go with long, short, curly, wavy hair… Anything they like. Or they can draw a mermaid that looks just like them! They can swap a few details and make a merman just as easily.
How to Draw a Mermaid Step by Step
What you need:
- our printable drawing guide (optional)
- pencil or black marker
Step by Step Car Drawing Instructions
The first step with our how to draw a mermaid tutorial is drawing the face. Start by making a wide U shape.
Let’s add in the details. Draw the eyes. Start with the outer circles and add in the details. Draw eye lashes and eyebrows. Add simple mouth.
Next draw two lines for the neck.
Next come the base for the shells and the waist part.
Draw two curvy lines to connect the shells and the waist part.
Also start drawing the left side of the mermaid tail. Make a S like shape.
Complete the tail.
Shoulders and tail fins are next. This is coming along quite nicely isn’t it?
The first part of the hairdo follows.
And the arms. Keep it simple, no need to add details when it comes to hands. Hands are one of the hardest things to draw in general so keep this as simple as possible. It will still look amazing.
The hair! We made it long and straight but you or your kids can draw whatever hairdo they like!
Finishing touches! Add the details on the shells, draw a belly button, and give the tail and fins some texture.
All done. You now know how to draw a mermaid. The only thing that is left to do is to color in your mermaid. Let your imagination run wild.
Get the printable How to Draw a Mermaid guide here: