Use the videos and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw a Mini or Chibi version of Ariel. Stay tooned for more tutorials!
The written step-by-step video tutorial:
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Draw a short, curved line for the shape of mini Ariel's first eye. Sketch lightly at first to get the shape of the line right. Draw another short curved line on the right side for the other eye. Make the lines thicker to represent the eyelashes. Pay attention to the placement of the lines. Don't draw them too far apart.
Ariel's eye on the right should be slightly smaller than the one on the left because of the perspective. Draw two small triangle-like shapes on the left side of the first eye to emphasize the eyelashes. Add two small triangle-like shapes on the right side of the other eye too.
Step 2: Under each of the Little Mermaid's eyes, draw a small circle for the irises. The circle on the right should be close to the right tip of the line. The circle on the left should be closer to the middle. The circle on the right should also be a tiny bit smaller than the one on the left.
Step 3: Inside each iris, near the top, left side, draw a tiny circle to represent glare. In the middle of the iris, draw a big dot for the pupil. Draw another big dot inside the other eye for mini Ariel's other pupil.
Step 4: Above each eye, draw a thick, curved horizontal line as a guide for chibi Ariel's eyebrows. The eyebrow on the right should be a bit shorter than the one on the left because of perspective.
Step 5: Near the lower, left side of the eye on the right, draw a small line similar to a greater-than sign (>) for Ariel's nose. Under the nose, near the left side, draw a short, curved horizontal line for the mouth.