How to Draw a Cute Unicorn Mermaid

Of all the fantasy creatures that have emerged through television, literature and mythology, mermaids and unicorns hold a unique fascination for many of us. But a unicorn mermaid? Let’s draw one together to see how it turns out!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Begin your drawing by taking a black pen, and drawing two small points, one inside the other, to the left of the center of your page – this will be the ear of your creature.


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From the bottom right, bring a curved line across and down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page, before curling this across and back up.


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Add another short line to the left of this…


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And then add a small dot inside the main section of the nose.


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Now, bring an angled line down towards the bottom right.


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Return to the right of the ear, and bring a curved line across and down, flicking up to a point, and then bringing it back in to create the forelock of your unicorn.


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Add two parallel, diagonal lines heading up towards the top right-hand corner of the page, and meeting in a point. Add a series of short, diagonal marks across this to create a horn for your unicorn.


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Use the black pen to add a circle below this for an eye…


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And then bring another two curved lines down and across to a point, this time from the left ear.


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Add another, longer section of mane behind this…


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And then a third curving round behind this one.


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Now, add another strand of mane behind those you have created so far. This time, flick the mane out to the left slightly.


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Now, add two lines, almost in an upwards arrow shape, to the line at the front of your unicorn to create a front leg. At the end of this, add a small curved shape to create a hoof.


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Now, add another front leg with two curved lines, once again ending in a hoof.


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Now, bring a curved line down from the back of the creature, and another parallel line from the front. Curve these around and up to meet in a point at the top. This is the mermaid tail!


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Add a series of bumpy lines all across the width of the tail for scales…


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And then add two “teardrop” shapes to the end for the fins.


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Add a series of slightly curved lines all up the length of each fin…


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And then add small circles all around the head of the unicorn.


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Now, grab a cyan pencil, and use this to add color to the tail and the fins.


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Use a pink pen to add a spot of color to the cheeks, and to fill in the inner two sections of mane.


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Then, grab a darker pink or purple pen, and color the rest of the mane, as well as one of the bubbles at the top.


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Grab an orange pencil, and use this to fill in alternating stripes on the horn.


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Now, use a yellow pencil to add color to the hooves…


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And use a brown pen to add a section to the end of the nose.


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Take a light orange pencil, and shade the back leg lightly.


And there we have it – one of the most curious creatures that you ever saw! Now, the rest is up to your imagination – starting with what you call this amazing new being!

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