how to draw a cute mermaid frog step by step

How to Draw a Mermaid Frog

I love drawing cute frogs.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a mermaid frog step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

add blush spots to the frog

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

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

How to draw a mermaid frog – Step by step for beginners

We are going to be using very simple shapes for this drawing tutorial.

Let’s begin with a small curved line like this:

draw a small line

That’s going to be the frog’s head.

Next, let’s draw 2 small curves at the ends of the line like this:

draw 2 bulges

And we can now fill in the frog’s face.

Draw 2 eyes and a small mouth at the center of the eyes like this:

draw the eyes and mouth of the frog

Now, draw 2 curves at the side – this is the frog’s body.

draw the sides of the frog

Then, draw a neat curve like this – we are going to draw the frog’s mermaid tail underneath this line so it will help us draw the tail.

draw a line

We need to draw the frog’s arms.

So, draw 2 W shapes at the center of the frog to indicate the frog’s arms.

draw the feet of the frog

Easy, isn’t it?

We can also draw the belly of the small frog. It will give us a better opportunity to color the frog with more colors. So, I’m going to draw an inverted U shape on its stomach to draw the belly.

draw the frog's tummy

And we are done drawing the top part of the frog.

Now, we need to draw the mermaid tail.

I’m going to draw some scales like this underneath the line.

draw the frills of the mermaid tail

Next, draw 2 curves tapering together slowly. This will be our mermaid’s tail.

draw the mermaid tail on the frog

And to complete the tail, draw 2 fins at the bottom.

draw fins of the mermaid tail

To add more texture, you can add some scales to the little frog mermaid.

draw fins on the mermaid tail

Next, we are going to color the frog mermaid.

Let’s start by coloring the frog green.

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color the frog

Now, we can add some warts to the frog.

We are going to add green warts to the frog to add some texture to the frog mermaid.

add spots to the frog

Next, color the mermaid tail. You can color your tail any color you want.

color the frog's mermaid tail

Lastly, I’m going to add some blush spots to the frog’s cheeks to make it look super cute.

add blush spots to the frog


You’ve learned how to draw a mermaid frog.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute mermaid frog.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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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.

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