How to Draw Cartoon Merfolk

Artist: Dawn / June 3, 2021

Step 1.

You will start with shapes and guides for the head and body. When that is done draw the guidelines for the limbs, face and tail.

Step 2.

From a profile view, all you have to do is draw the forehead, nose, mouth and chin and then draw the frilled ear shape. Add detailing to the ear too.

Step 3.

Draw the frill top or fin for the head. Add the eyeball and brow as well as color it in. Add detailing and definition to the fin too.

Step 4.

Draw the shape of the neck and then draw in the shoulders, arm and torso. If you are making a female just draw the breasts and be sure to add pointed frills on the elbows as well.

Step 5.

Here you will continue the flow to the torso and then draw in some of the back end of the mermaid and the shape of the frills on the back part of the tail.

Step 6.

Here you will finish the mermaid's tail and then draw the fin at the bottom in a very flare like style. Add detailing to the tail too.

Step 7.

Draw the other hand and you're done for this step.

Step 8.

For the last step just draw the frills down the neck and back and then erase the mistakes and all the guides.

Step 9.

Here is the line art now that you are done.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: June 3, 2021
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Description: Hey guys. What's up folks and welcome back to another lesson here on Drago. Today I will start with a tutorial that is another request by a few people. So here is my rendition on how to draw cartoon merfolk, step by step. This is a simple lesson that will teach you the basics on drawing merfolk. I know I only included one merfolk, but this is a lesson that can be universal because the chest can be exposed without a shell top and a more defined male physique and the hair can be shorter. You can just add muscle definition to the arms and hands as well. Anyways, that's all. Have fun drawing merfolk and I will be back with another lesson.