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How to Draw Mermaid Ariel | Art Classes for Kids

Learn How To Draw Ariel the Little Mermaid in my Art Classes for Kids! Join me in my FREE online art classes every week, featuring easy drawing for kids and art for kids. Get ready to have fun as we learn how to draw cute drawings & cartoons using the one stroke painting technique!

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Step by Step Drawing

In the meantime, you can learn how to draw this cute drawing of Mermaid Ariel using paper, pencils or markers for a start!

Step 1

Use a liner brush & white paint to draw a quick sketch.
It doesn’t need to be perfect because we will be painting over this in the later steps.
How to draw Mermaid Ariel

Step 2

Use a medium flat brush with the red, orange & yellow paint to fill in all the sections of her hair.
How to draw Mermaid Ariel
Notice that I am laying all three colors in nicely blended gradient using a single stroke. This is called the one stroke painting technique.
How to draw Mermaid Ariel

Step 3

Use a medium round brush to pick up beige paint for her face and her upper body.
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How to draw

Step 4

No mermaid is complete without her super cute seashells.
So let’s use a small flat brush to pick up this pink & purple one stroke paint to fill them in.
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How to draw

Step 5

Load your large flat brush with this gorgeous green & blue one stroke paint.
Try to pick up less of the darker colour so it doesn’t overwhelm the whole gradient.
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Lay down these colours for the mermaid’s tail starting with the upper section.
You should be leading the brush with the darker colour on the outer edge.
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As we head down to the lower section, flip your brush and lead with the lighter green on the outer edge instead.
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Step 6

Our little mermaid comes from the magical depths of the sea, so let’s use a large flat brush to pick up this purple,
pink & teal one stroke paint to give her a background.
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Step 7

If you are ready to outline your design, pick up your liner brush & black paint.
Let’s work our way from the top to the bottom.
Use a liner brush to add pink to her cheeks and her lips too.
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Step 8

Using a liner brush, pick up some white paint.
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Fill in the white part of her eyes.
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If you really want your design to pop, go ahead to give it an extra outline in white.
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Step 9

You can also add some teardrops in decreasing sizes.
These teardrops should be pointing towards the middle of your design.
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Step 10

Our little mermaid isn’t complete without some bubbles so let’s go ahead to paint in some clusters of different sizes.
And that’s it! I hope you love your cute and easy drawing of Ariel the Little Mermaid!
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