Today we will learn how to draw a seahorse. Colorful seahorses are easy to draw. Kids and adults of all skill levels will be able to create a cute cartoon seahorse with the help of the step-by-step tutorial below. You can also find a downloadable PDF with step-by-step instructions and a video on how to draw a seahorse.
A seahorse’s simple body shape makes it very easy to draw. In our tutorial, we’re using a few basic shapes to get the seahorse’s outline and proportions right. When the basic outline is in place, completing and detailing the seahorse is very easy.
Don’t press your pencil hard when you start drawing. Instead, draw with soft, smooth strokes. We will erase the early shapes during the drawing process.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
Draw a circle in the middle of the top part of your paper. This will become the seahorse’s head.
Draw another, slightly larger circle below the first one. Connect the circles with a straight line.
Draw two rectangle; one between the circles and the other on left of the first circle.
Draw a long vertical line crossing both circles. Add two circles at the bottom of the line.
Detail the seahorse’s mouth inside the rectangle at the top.
Erase some of the shapes; the rectangle around the mouth, the vertical line on the right, and the top side of the small circle at the bottom.
Draw a curving neck inside the rectangle between the circles. Add a horizontal line that cuts through the top half of the large circle.
Draw a semi-circle to the right of the head. Add a small triangle that connects the small rectangle to where the two lines cross in the mid-body.
Draw the eyes as small circles. Sketch a series of arcs inside the large arc on the right side of the head.
Erase extra lines in the head and neck areas. Draw an irregular rectangle for the ear. Sketch a curving line that connects the neck with the mid-body. Add another horizontal line crossing through the lower half of the body.
Add three small arcs behind the ear.
Draw a curving line and a rectangle at the lower body.
Draw big pupils, add an arc for the eyebrow, and draw a curvy line from the neck to the tail.
Connect the mid-body to the tail. Add a few curving lines to give texture to the belly-side of the seahorse. Erase the extra lines in the mid-body.
Add three dots to the side. Erase the extra lines on the tail.
Add some dots to the side of the head and details to the ear.
Clean up your drawing and have fun coloring your seahorse with colorful colors.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.