How to Draw a Mermaid

by Peter Raymundo

     In this episode of Cora's Fascinating Fish Facts, I show how I go about drawing Cora the Mermaid.  Using lightly drawn, simple shapes to start, I gradually bring the character to life.  

     This tutorial demonstrates the gradual process of constructing a drawing from scratch that many professional artists use.  As simple as it sounds, the way I get over the fear of a stark white page is simply to start.  The trick though, is drawing so lightly that I'm not committed to any one line.  Using just the most basic of SHAPES, I'm able to make sure the proportions are correct before I add any details.