If you’re looking for a simple and fun way to learn how to draw a dolphin, this tutorial is perfect for kids and novice artists! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of creating your very own dolphin drawing. Whether you’re using a tablet or prefer to print and color, we have you covered.
Learning How to Draw a Dolphin
Step 1: Sketching the Basic Shapes
To begin, start by sketching two circles – one larger circle and a smaller one to the front left. Then, draw two swooping lines towards the tail of the dolphin. This will serve as the foundation for your dolphin shape.
Step 2: Adding Details
Next, add a small circle inside the larger circle to represent the dolphin’s eye. Below the smaller circle, draw a longer-shaped circle. Connect the smaller circle to the tail by drawing a line down the middle of the dolphin’s body, flowing into the bottom line. Complete this step by adding a curved line near the tail to create a “u” shape.
Step 3: Enhancing the Dolphin Shape
In this step, you’ll add more details to the dolphin’s body. Sketch a dorsal fin behind the dolphin and two fins towards the bottom for the arms. Connect the nose with the upper circle using smooth lines and draw a mouth. Lastly, add some tail lines in the shape of a bird’s “v.”
Step 4: Finalizing the Details
We’re nearing the finish line! In this step, add additional details and close off some lines. Draw a small circle inside the top dorsal fin and repeat a similar pattern for the arms below the dolphin. Connect the tail lines to form a “v” shaped tail. To give the dolphin a more defined look, draw a long line connecting the top circle to the middle body, resembling a squeezed circle.
Step 5: Adding the Finishing Touches
Now that you have the pencil version of your dolphin, it’s time to add some final touches before coloring. Add lines above the eyes for eyelashes and underlines for extra detail. Remove any unnecessary outlines to clean up the drawing.
Final Step: Adding Color
Here is the finished and colored version of our dolphin drawing. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different colors and styles. We opted for a spray paint effect for the base and background, but the choice is yours!
We hope you enjoyed this step-by-step guide on how to draw a dolphin. We would love to see your artwork, so don’t hesitate to share your drawings on our Facebook or Instagram page. If you’re interested in learning more about dolphins, such as how long they can hold their breath or how they sleep, feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep drawing and have fun!