draw a merman step by step

Draw a Merman Step by Step

Step 1.

We will begin like we always do and that is with guidelines and shapes for our new merman. The head should be smaller in size and the torso is the only shape that is large. Draw the guidelines for the body and limbs too.

Step 2.

Up next, begin drawing the shape of the merman's facial structure. It should be a chiseled face with angles. Up next you will draw the hairstyle which is parted and wavy.

Step 3.

Add the detailing to his hair which will give this merman a beach bum look. When the hair is done you can work on the face starting with the eyebrows, then draw in the eyes, nose, mouth and cheek indents. Add some shape to the neck and then proceed to step four when you feel that this step is done.

Step 4.

It's now time to work on the body. Begin with the shoulders. They should be broad, straight and his back should be upright as well. Sketch in the toned and muscular upper body. Add the definition to his chest, add the stomach abs, and then draw in the hands.

Step 5.

We can now draw in the merman's tail which is also part of the body. You know how to draw the shape of a mermaid's tail, well this is basically the same thing.

Step 6.

Add the tail fin. You can make as manly as you want or as extravagant as you want.

Step 7.

For the last step, simply add the rib detailing to the tail fin and then some scale definition to the body of the tail. Erase the mistakes and guides so you have a cleaned up image that is ready for color.

Step 8.

Now you can enjoy the fun task of coloring in your Merman. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial folks, its definitely something new for me to have created.

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Uploaded: June 11, 2017
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: November 7, 2016
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Here is an interesting lesson that I would never have thought to do, and that is one on how to draw a Merman. Everyone always makes drawings and lesson on Mermaids, but what about the men fish that exist down under? If you remember, King Triton is a Merman and he is a very important Merman as he is Ariel's father. There are also a lot of other men fish that exists under the aquatic sea. At first I didn't think that this was going to end up being a good looking concept, but when I was finished I really love the way this drawing of a Merman came out. Who ever requested this tutorial to draw a Merman, let yourself be known because I want to thank you for requesting such a tut. If it wasn't for you Dragoart members, I would be at a loss for ideas on what to do for tuts. Anyways, I do hope you all enjoy and have fun drawing this merman. I still have more exciting requests to upload so stay put will ya.

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