There are so many ways you can make reference to a mermaid. You can call them by their common name, "mermaid' or you can call the older mermaids 'merwoman'. So here it is, a lesson on how to draw a merwoman, step by step. There is also a story to this drawing. I tried painting an entire story with one image of a being alone in the ocean. If you look into the water, you will see that there are leeches sucking off her body like she is some kind of host for torture. She is also bleeding from an open gash that she obtained from a spear as someone was trying to hunt her down. This merwoman is in search of her home, of her family, of her life. If she doesn't make it, I fear that the sharks will bring her down. anyways, have fun with drawing this merwoman and I will meet you all back here in a few.