In this post, I will teach you how to draw a mermaid cat. This is a super easy tutorial and includes a step by step process for beginners

How to draw a mermaid cat

Most kids and adults love drawing cats.

Combine that with a mermaid tail, and you have the most adorable fantasy creature in the world.

Drawing mermaid cats are so much fun!

I’ve already covered how to draw a kawaii cat in this post.

I’ve also covered a detailed post on how to draw a mermaid tail.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a mermaid cat in this step-by-step guide so that you can learn how to draw a cute mermaid cat easily!

By the way, if you love drawing cats, check out this book!

If you’re looking for a fun drawing tutorial for little kids, teach them to draw this mermaid cat. It’s perfect!

I’ll also show you how to color and add a nice rainbow mermaid tail to make your mermaid cat look colorful and fun!

Whether you’re a kid or an adult learning how to draw this mermaid cat, these steps are super easy to follow in this tutorial.

So, let’s get started!

Add lines to the mermaid cat tail and we've finished learning how to draw a mermaid cat

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Please note that I use an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create all my illustrations. I use the Procreate software because it’s easy and really user-friendly for drawing beginners.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a mermaid cat – Easy Step by step instructions

Step 1: Drawing the outline of the mermaid cat

Let’s start with the head of the cute cat.

We’ll start by drawing the 2 pointy ears and the head of the cat.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Draw the cat

I’m drawing this mermaid cat in a cartoon style.

If you’re looking for a book to teach you how to draw a kawaii unicorn and other animals in a kawaii style, there is no better book than this!

Now, I’m going to draw the line that separates the cat and its mermaid tail – just draw a straight line below the cat’s face.

Draw a line to separate the cat from the mermaid tail

Next, I’m going to add some flair to this mermaid cat and draw a nice frilly line with lots of squiggles. This is super fun for kids!

Draw a frilly line underneath the cat's neck

Now, let’s draw the fun part of the mermaid cat – the mermaid tail!

I’m going to go ahead and draw a long, curvy line like a “C” shape.

Draw the mermaid tail in a long swishy line

And let’s finish the tail by drawing the other side.

Complete the mermaid tail for the cat

Super easy, isn’t it?

Now, let’s draw the tail fins.

Think of the tail fins like petals – then it becomes easy to draw!

Draw the tail fin of the mermaid cat

Now, let’s draw the other tail fin of the mermaid tail.

Draw the other tail fin

Now, let’s draw the face of this cute cat.

We’ll stick to drawing a simple face – so just 2 eyes and a “U” shaped mouth.

Draw the eyes and cute mouth for the cat

Doesn’t that look super cute?

Now, it’s time to draw the scales on the mermaid cat!

Let’s begin with small “U” shapes – take your time to draw this.

Draw the scales on the mermaid cat

Isn’t that fun?

Now, let’s repeat this for the whole tail – just break the mermaid tail into sections and draw the scales one row and a time.

And you should end up with something like this!

Draw the remaining scales for the mermaid tail

We’ve learned how to draw a mermaid cat.

Now, all that’s left is to color this cute drawing!

Step 2: Coloring the mermaid cat

The most challenging part is over.

Now, we just need to color this cute mermaid cat.

I’m going to start coloring the cat’s face first. I’m going to go for a light grey, but you can color the cat any color you wish!

Color the cat any color

I feel like the face is a little incomplete.

So, I’m going to add some blush spots to make the mermaid cat look more adorable!

Add blush spots to the cat's face to make it look cute

And now, I’m going to color the cute frilly fins and the scales underneath the cat’s head.

I’ll go in with a royal purple because I love purple.

I’ll add more colors like pink and blue too. Remember, you can color your mermaid cat any color you want.

Let your imagination run wild!

Color the scales any color

Next, we just have to color the fins of the mermaid tail.

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Color the tail fins of the mermaid cat

And the mermaid cat is almost done.

But if you want to add more texture to the tail fins, I suggest drawing some simple lines.

Just use a color darker than the color you’ve already used to color the tail fins.

I’ll go for a deeper purple to draw the lines.

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Add lines to the mermaid cat tail and we've finished learning how to draw a mermaid cat

And voila!

By dividing the tail fin into little sections with those simple lines, the mermaid cat is now complete!

And you’ve just learned how to draw and color a mermaid cat.


If you’d like to see how I draw a cat mermaid, you can watch this video here:

Conclusion of how to draw a mermaid cat + Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was beneficial to you, and that you were able to draw a cute mermaid cat.

I understand that drawing animals can sometimes be a little tough but the more you practice, the easier it gets!

If you’re really interested in drawing more kawaii animals, take a look at this book, please!

If you want to see more easy tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please comment below on what you’d like to see in the future.

I will be adding more tutorial blog posts in the future, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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