How to Draw a Mermaid With a Dolphin

Of all the creatures that permeate fantasy worlds, mermaids are amongst the most beautiful and mysterious – especially when they are hanging out with their dolphin companions. Are you keen to take a peek into this secret world? Well then follow us quietly, and let’s get started.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a black pen and draw three “points” in the left of your page. Add a curved line to the bottom to create a “crown” shape.


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Bring a wave line across to the right of this.


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Add another wavy line just below this top one, and connect them at the right end with a curled point.


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Next, add wavy lines connecting these to the crown shape on the right.


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Add a teardrop shape to the bottom of the crown, and then add curved lines down the length of this…


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Before adding a curved line to the right.


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Inside this shape – the face of your mermaid – add two short curved lines for eyes, and a larger curved line for the mouth.


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Add a large “n” shape below the face, taking the left arm of this across to the left.


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Add another curved line beneath the first one…


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And then connect these at the end with bumps to form the hand of your mermaid.


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Add another set of wavy lines to the top to continue the mane of the mermaid’s hair.


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Now, connect some of these strands together with curls at the end.


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Bring a curved line across from the left of the arm, and take this down to loop up at the bottom.


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Continue this line on the other side of the arm, curving down towards the bottom of the page.


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Add a wavy “V” shape to the center to create the fin of your dolphin…


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And then add a “U” shape to the bottom of the curve at the front. Connect this to the fin with a curved line.


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Continue the line on the other side of the fin, narrowing to a point as you go.


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Now, add the curved dolphin tail to the end of these lines…


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And add a short curved line to the front of the face.


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Next, bring a line across from below the fin, across to the right, and add a curved point on the right side of the body.


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Add the mermaid’s tail to the end of this curved point…


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And then add curved lines to the center of this.


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Now, add two curved lines just below the mermaid’s shoulder, just behind the back of the dolphin.


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Add bumpy lines across the tail of the mermaid for those distinctive scales.


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Now, use a pink pen to shade some of these scales, as well as spots on the cheeks, and sections of the hair.


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Grab a gold pen to complete the mermaid’s tail, and the crown on top of the head…


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And then use a blue pen for the tip of the mermaid’s tail, more strands of her hair, and the body of the dolphin.


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Shade the mermaid’s top with a green pen…


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And then use a purple pen to shade the rest of her hair.


And there we have it – a glimpse into a mystical, magical world, and the special relationship between a mermaid and her dolphin. All they need now are names!

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