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How to Draw a Mermaid in Procreate (join MerMay in 2023!)

How to Draw a Mermaid in Procreate (join MerMay in 2023!)

If you want to jumpstart on the MerMay challenge, this is the perfect course for you!

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In order to participate in Mermay 2023 you'll have to upload original artwork of a mermaid to Instagram or TikTok and use the hashtag #DrawMerMay2023. Your Mermaids don't have to be based on the official prompt list. You can create your own, or follow one that was created by someone else.

How To Draw A Mermaid Steps
  1. Draw a circle. ...
  2. Draw her tail. ...
  3. Using the circle as a guide, draw her hair extending from both sides of the circle. ...
  4. Erase the rest of the circle. ...
  5. Use that arc line to curve down and draw her shoulders. ...
  6. Finish the tips of the hair.
  7. Draw her fin at the tip of her tail.
Every year, thousands of people all around the world commit to 100 days of creating. Anyone can participate (yes, that means you!). The idea is simple: choose a creative project, do it every single day for 100 days, and share your process on your social accounts using the hashtag #The100DayProject.

Five Steps to Art World Success
  1. Network. Not only is networking an important professional skill in itself, it will unlock for you how the art world works. ...
  2. Nurture your contacts. ...
  3. Build your reputation. ...
  4. Be flexible. ...
  5. Spot opportunities.
In order to get their certification kids must be able to float for 30 seconds on their back and front, blow bubbles out of their nose, swim 25 yards, and must be comfortable in deep water. Kids will get a certificate and mermaid ID card that allows them free access to open swim fin time.

If you enjoy the fantasy culture, I am sure that mermaids are on top of your list, because they are cute, flowy, dynamic and can have tons of personality! This is a call out to all the Little Mermaid fans who want to learn how to draw their own mermaid!

There's also a special event every year, MerMay (so it's every year during May), when you can showcase your mermaid on social media and network with other artists who are doing the same!

In this class, you will be able to either draw your own mermaid or color the free coloring page from the resources section, in case you simply want to practice your colors!

You will learn the process of my illustration technique:

  1. -lineart and grayscale;

  2. -choosing colors;

  3. -shading&lighting;

  4. -contrast;

  5. -underwater background;

  6. -final adjustments.

For this illustration, I use Procreate on an iPad Pro, but you can replicate the techniques on most drawing softwares (such as Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop, Krita etc.).

You will also get my brushes for free AND a coloring page of the lineart used in this class! So join me as I show you how to draw mermaids!

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