How to Draw a Fish: For Beginners

By In Art, How to Draw — February 24, 2017

First, draw a curving line, kind of like a camel’s hump.

Next, on the left side of that line, draw a line connecting from the end, to the right, around, and slanting down to the left.  You have just made the fish’s mouth!

Next, draw another line connecting from the mouth  down to the right in an upside down camel hump.  Turn the paper upside down if that helps you to get it right.

Next, draw a slight “S” from the top camel hump down the bottom camel hump.

Next, add the lines as pictured, keeping a steady hand. You made the fish’s gills!

Next, draw a nice round circle for the fish’s eye.  Lookin’ good!

Next, for the fish’s tale, draw a nice, curvy line from the end of the end of the top camel hump, slanting up.  You can make this line as curvy as you want!  The curvier it is, the more it will look like the fish is moving.

Next, draw another camel hump.  This time, draw it sideways connecting from the line you just made and going downwards.

Next, draw a nice curved line from the bottom of the sideways camel hump and up to the upside down camel hump.  Make this line as curvy as you made the top of the fish’s tale.  It’s coming along!

Next, draw five lines connecting from the gill and curving up.  Start with the top line first.

Next, do the same as above, though this time curving down, starting with the line on the left and making your way over to the right.

Next, do the exact same thing on the top of the fish, starting on the left and making your lines progressively smaller and a little curved.

Next, connect the bottom fin by drawing a line from the top  line down.

Next, complete the top fin by drawing a line that connects all of the fin lines together.

Next, add texture to the top fin by drawing small lines between each existing fin line.

Next, curvy lines from from the front of the tale to the back.  Draw the lines as equally spaced as you can.

Next, add texture to the fish’s tale by adding shorter curvy lines between each of the existing lines.

Next, draw a lily pad-like shape into the circle of the fish’s eye.

Next, fill in the lily pad shape.  Now it’s time for color!

Use the “Orange Crush” and “Sunflower” colors, found in the CraZArt pencil set, to color your fish.

Next, use the “Sunflower” pencil to color the body of the fish.  Use small circular motions to color.  Avoid the fish’s middle fin. Outline the top fine and left half of the bottom fin with the “Sunflower” color.  Apply lots of pressure to the pencil to color outlines.

Next, use the “Sunflower” color to outline the back of the fish’s tale.  Almost done!

 

Next, use the “Orange Crush” pencil to color the top fin, middle fin, bottom fin, the head, and the tale.  Use small circular motions to color.  Avoid the fish’s eye.

Next, use the “Orange Crush” color to outline the lines by the fish’s face.  Apply lots of pressure to the pencil to suitably outline.

Next, use the “Orange Crush” color to outline the fish’s body and head.  Remember to add pressure to the pencil!

Next, use the “Orange Crush” color to outline the top and bottom fins.  Apply pressure.

Next, use the “Orange Crush” color to outline the fish’s tale. One more step!

 

Finally, step back and admire your beautiful creation!  Don’t worry if you didn’t get it right the first time, drawing take practice.

Great job!

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