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FIRST AN ENCOURAGEMENT: Learning to draw takes time and practice so don't get discouraged just keep on drawing and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try a few other projects. I have a lot to choose from. Good Luck.
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|How to Draw A Mermaid Worksheet|
Start with a light pencil like a 2B and lightly draw the framework for the figure. The head is oval the shoulders are tilted upward to the waiving hand the body is slightly triangle. Use dots to mark the shoulders, elbows, and hands. Draw a circle for the hip.Use a graceful sweeping line for the fish part. The fin can be bell-shaped or like a triangle.
After you get the rough dimensions worked out then start to outline the body around the framework. Keep the face simple since it is small. Use a lightly drawn line to mark the vertical center and three vertical marks to place the eyes, mouth, and nose.
Keep the face simple. A few lines are all it takes. The mouth is straight across on the top and “U” shaped on the bottom.A little dash makes she shadow below the lower lip. The eyes are a line and a dot. The nose is a curve from the eyebrow to the shadow underneath the nose.
The Scales take time. Draw light stripes to measure and keep them even, then draw the scales along the lines they get smaller toward the fin. The rock has a shadow on one side draw it darker. Use short scratchy marks to make the rock look rough. Go up and down on the sides and then back and forth for the top.
The waves have a shadow side too. The waves at the bottom of the picture are bigger and darker; they get smaller and lighter toward the top of the ocean. Keep the hands simple.
HAIR AND CLOTHING
Mermaids have long hair (Their scissors would rust in the ocean.) I gave the mermaid a swimsuit made out of sea shells and pearls. The seashells are like triangles, rounded on the bottom and with a little bump on the top.
|Illustration For How To Draw A Mermaid|
After you draw it in pencil then go over it with a sharpie then erase the pencil.
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