How to Draw a Sea Monster

Sea monster cartoon image

One of the coolest mythological beasts – is the classic sea monster. Like a cross between a dragon and a snake, the one depicted here is both easy and fun to draw – as you’ll very soon see!

I’m wondering what kind of interesting looking creature you’re going to come up with…

First Step – A Horizontal Line for the Sea – and then…

Because it lives (and would probably be seen) in the sea – it makes sense to focus on only the top parts of this monster, those parts that are sort of ‘looping’ out of the ocean.

Here, I’ve used a simple horizontal line to allow us to focus more so on these parts…

Simple linear framework for drawing a cartoon sea monster Completed framework for drawing a cartoon sea monster

And yes – the cross over the head circle helps to visualize the angle/look of the creature’s head early on in the drawing.

Remember – this is just my version. Add more humps, a longer neck – a long crocodile like snout… horns… wings… turn it into a robot. Yes – get creative!

Second Step – Here’s How It takes Shape!

To begin, go ahead and sketch in the waves/ocean – about the horizontal line from your guideline. Two layers of ‘spikes’ will help to give your drawing a bit more of a 3Dish look.

Here’s how things progress…

Drawing the water for a cartoon sea monster image Drawing the second layer of water for a cartoon sea monster image Beginning the head of your cartoon sea monster Drawing the eyes, snout and teeth of a cartoon sea monster Drawing the head of a cartoon sea monster Beginning the body of a cartoon sea monster drawing Completing the main body of a cartoon sea monster Adding details to a cartoon sea monster Black and white cartoon sea monster drawing Drawing of a cartoon sea monster

Colored and all – this is quite the sight! Of course – any sea monster would be. 🙂

Well, hopefully now – you’ve got a whole new perspective on just how simple – drawing a cool-looking creature like this can be. Hope you enjoyed the lesson.