Thursday, March 31, 2011

How To Draw A Sea Serpent for a Young Artist

This is a fun lesson on how to draw a sea serpent.  It is very easy and uses only basic drawing skills but it can turn into a real cool picture!

I like to first determine where the horizon is in any picture that is outdoors. If you don't you make a big mistake and the picture comes out looking odd. Put the horizon anywhere except the middle of the page it just looks boring. Start your drawing with a hard light pencil so you can erase at the end. Draw a line to keep the sea serpent straight in the water. Make a basic outline of the sea serpent with some circles. The body is just two circles that look like donuts. Keep the circles the same thickness on the body. Make evenly spaced dots to be able to draw the dorsal fins along the back evenly; then draw the dorsal fins by connecting the dots into triangles that sort of curve back. The head looks like a snake with gills. Lightly draw two circles one bigger than the other touching. The smaller circle makes the nose. Three dots in a row will line up the gill/ear things, the eyes, and the breathing holes.the eyebrow is a line. The breathing hole is a circle with a line. The ear gill things are four lines that go out and away from the back dot and sweep like a Japanese fan. The flipper is an option it is some sweeping lines that form a long triangle. Add details. Draw the scales carefully and plan to take a lot of time. The tale could be any way but I drew a whale fluke for the tale, it was just some triangles. Use a hard light pencil to draw the sun almost all set since most people claim to see sea serpents at sunset. Use light and dark pencils to make the volcano. The volcano is just some jagged lines shaped into a cone. Keep the darker thicker jagged lines away from the sun since that is the shady side. The smoke of the volcano is darker on the bottom, use back and forth sweeping letter "Us" to give it a dark billow. Put in a few rippling waves.

(c)Adron Dozat