Seahorses are something unbelievable; part of the water environment the delicate creatures are unique for multiple reasons but their unique body shape makes them easy recognizable, today their presence in cartoons dedicated to the sea world being mandatory as it beautifully highlights the immense marine diversity of the seas and oceans. A cartoon drawing tutorial portraying the special connection between one male seahorses and one female horse in a cartoon shape follows, full of color and joy follows. The “Learn How to Draw a Seahorse” cartoon scene step by step tutorial is part of the Cool Things to Draw Collection that we highly encourage you to visit if you`re interested in sketching and drawing. More information on seahorses after the break.

Learn How to Draw a Seahorse - Cartoon Scene Step by Step Tutorial

Fun facts about seahorses for children and parents alike follow, ready to enhance the educative process of drawing and coloring.

  • In our world no less than 40 seahorse species have been discovered so far.
  • The seahorse prefers to swim in pairs with their tails linked together, they also swim upright and avoid predators by simulating the color of underwater plants.
  • There are few marine predators for the seahorse aside from crabs. The petite creatures are avoided because they are full of bone and indigestible.
  • A small fin on the back of the seahorse propels him forward, the fin can flutter up to 35 times per second. Even smaller pectoral fins positioned on the back of the head are used for steering.
  • The eating technique is rather special, they anchor themselves with prehensile tails on nearby corals and marine vegetation to use their elongated snouts to suck small crustaceans and plankton that passes by. They can eat things that are as far as 3cm away through this method.
  • Tiny fish and plankton are on the usual dinner menu of a seahorse. The eyes of a seahorse can move independently to survey its surroundings, not giving his presence away.
  • The seahorse has no stomach or teeth and as a result they have to eat almost non-stop to stay alive; as a result, seahorses can consume over 3000 brine shrimps per day .
  • The seahorses mate for life and they`re monogamous.
  • In our world only a few handful of species are known to have male pregnancy and seahorses are among them. The male carries the unborn , freeing the female to make more eggs straight away,the specie thus reproducing faster.
  • The seahorses engage in eight hour courtship dance rituals that can include spinning around, changing colors or swimming side by side.
  • The eggs released by the female seahorse are inserted in a special pouch on the male`s abdomen, around 50 eggs are involved in mating.
  • A male seahorse will carry the eggs until they hatch to release fully formed, miniature seahorses when the time is right. One mating can bring into water anywhere from 5 to 1500 young seahorses.

STEP 1 – drawing circles and axes

A pair of seahorses are to appear on our blank piece of paper and we`re starting with two pairs of circles and their axes. Notice that our horizontal axes are not on the same line nor are the circles equal in size.

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STEP 2 – shaping the body

The sculptural body of the seahorse ought to be materialized by starting with a line that describes it. We`ve used the tails to determine this line and we have linked the tails together from the very beginning.

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STEP 3 – drawing faces

The snout has been customized for the sex of the seahorse and the female received a chic hairstyle. The eyes simply exude cuteness.

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STEP 4 – Adding fins and hairstyles

Get creative with the hairstyles, anything can be designed.  Fins on the backs have also been added here with ease.

 

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STEP 5 – Detail the body and construct the tail

The little creatures receive new little fins that work as arms, the tail has also been constructed along the previously drawn line.

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STEP 6 – erase the construction lines

The tiny creatures look even more adorable at this point. Detailing follows.

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STEP 7 – Adding details and shadow

The little creatures receive details such as hearts on their belly and new lines on their fins. Shadows have also been added for depth and contrast.

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STEP 8 – Drawing the marine setting

The marine world is versatile and infinitely beautiful. You can draw absolutely everything, we`ve chosen to draw a set of simple creatures that would support the love between the two.

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STEP 9 – Start Coloring

The white piece of paper awaits your color. Have fun and make sure you ave this memory.

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What do you think? Are your little ones fascinated by marine life? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below on drawing and coloring with your loved ones !

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Anton Giuroiu

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