The idea of mermaids is one that has long appeared throughout artwork and literature in our history, and the likelihood of their existence remains a consistent and ongoing debate. Here, we will learn how to draw our very own mermaid bunny hybrid and allow you to play your part in the myth of the merpeople!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black liner, and draw a small ”fish shape”, like a teardrop on its side, at the top of your page, roughly to the right of center.
Then, add another, smaller shape, just inside the first, said that you have an outline.
Next, add a slightly curved vertical line heading up to the top of the page, to the left of the teardrop. Curve this at the top and follow the line back down. When you are level with the bottom of the teardrop, flare the line out slightly to the left, and curve it down. Repeat this flared curve on the other side. This forms one of the ears of your mermaid bunny.
Now add another ”ear” just to the right of the first, in line with the right-hand edge of the teardrop.
Move to the bottom of the side curved lines you drew earlier, and add two sets of parallel lines heading down at a 45-degree angle on either side of the body – these will be the arms of your creature.
On the right-hand arm of your creature, add a small triangle with a curved top (tip pointing downwards), topped with three small circles to represent an ice cream cone. Just above the cone, make three small straight marks.
Add two small circles to the center of the face, just below the teardrop.
Now, fill in almost all of these small dots with the black pen, leaving a tiny crescent moon shaped slip of white on the very right-hand side – these will be the eyes.
Add a little detail to the eyes of your creature, by adding a series of tiny straight lines pointing straight up from the top of the eyes – these will be the eyelashes.
Just below the eyes, add a short line heading straight down, and add two curves to the bottom of this line stretching out on either side to create the nose and smile of your creature.
Now, extend the sidelines down on both sides, continuing the lines down until they almost touch at the bottom – make sure you flick the shape out slightly to the left.
Now, your mermaid bunny needs some fins – add two curved shapes to the end of the tale, flicking out on either side to create fins for your creature.
Fill in these fins with a little detail; add two slightly curved lines inside the fins on both sides and add movement by making small marks just to the outside of the lines.
Now, draw a line just below the arms to indicate the top of the tail. Add a series of bump or wavy lines across and down the tail, to represent the scales of your mermaid.
Next, add several wavy lines imagine from the top of the head two just below the line of the tail – extend these out to the left in a “flame” shape, and use several other curved lines to fill in the shape and create wavy mermaid hair.
Switch to a gray pencil, and add circles underneath the eyes, as well as the top half of a semi-circle just above the line of the tail. Use the grey to fill in the details on the center of the ears.
Use the grey pencil to fill in the top of the creature, leaving the outlines you just made blank.
Then, take a tissue, and use this to soften the gray to create a smooth soft texture.
Grab a pink pen, and fill in the circles on the cheeks, the teardrop shape at the top of the head, and the top half of the hair.
Next, use a dark pink pen for the next few layers of hair…
And finish off the mermaid hair with a purple pen.
Grab a blue pen and use this to fill in the color of the tail.
Switch to a yellow pen, and add color to the cone the ice cream, and the top scoop.
Add a pink color with a pink pen to the right-hand scoop of ice cream…
And use a cyan pen to complete the treat!
Finally, use a cyan pen to create bubbles and circles all around your mermaid bunny – she is playing underwater after all!
And here we have a stunning mermaid bunny – the perfect hybrid! Why not stretch your creativity a little further by experimenting with different colors, shapes and designs for your unique creature?
It is an often-cited fact that we know more about the far reaches of outer space than we do the depths of our very own oceans. While ocean specialists and marine biologists are working tirelessly to uncover the world beneath the waves, there is a great deal which still remains mysterious – and this includes mermaids.
According to popular depictions, merfolk, which may include mermaids and mermen, a curious half-animal, half-human legend, which dwell in a world deep beneath the sea. They have long been depicted across a range of artworks, stories, folk tales, myths and legends, and even in religions.
Even children’s films have picked up on the mystery of mermaids, telling the story of Ariel in Disney hit, The Little Mermaid. Authors and artists vary in their presentation of these mythical creatures; some depict them as kindhearted creatures just wishing to be left in peace, what others depict mermaids and mermen as sinister monsters or sirens, intent on luring humans to a watery grave.
While the reality of mermaids has never been proven or disproven, it is important to remember that there is a lot we don’t know about what lies beneath the ocean – who is to say there isn’t a secret society of half-fish half-human creatures, just waiting to be discovered…