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Uploaded: March 4, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 10
Updated: March 4, 2012
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You know I couldn't stop drawing in the new style I have been without making a lesson on "how to draw a mermaid", step by step. I started this sketch in Livestream on Friday, and finished it off Saturday afternoon. At first the coloring was coming along great, but then I suddenly was stumped on how to color in her tail in a way that it come out looking natural. After playing with some color concepts and mixing, I came to the conclusion that using one color for her entire lower body would probably be best in this type of situation. Out of all four drawing of the females that I submitted over this week, this mermaid is at the top of my list of being my favorite of all time. It is definitely the best mermaid drawing and or lesson I have ever done, and I think most of you will agree with that statement. Sometimes it blows my mind when I view some of my old tutorials from when Dragoart first started because the change in how much I improved as an artist over time is real significant. I also want to point out that unlike most people that visit Dragoart, I literally draw all day. When I say all day, I mean from the time I get up, till the time I go to bed. Of course I eat, and run errands, but I would say I spend at least fourteen hours a day drawing, sometimes I will go sixteen hours. I mean, it's worth it to me because I love doing what I do, I always have and I always will. I don't just draw for myself, I also love drawing for other people as well. Anyways, this mermaid is going to be really fun to tackle because she is as cute as can be as well as comic book like. I tried keeping the same style with the face, hair and body even though she is part fish. I guess that is all I have to say for now, I will be back with some more drawing fun so stay tuned in if you can to see what I upload next. Peace out people and enjoy!