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How to Draw a Fish

If you’ve ever wondered how to draw a fish, look no further! In this easy-to-follow tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a captivating fish drawing. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or just looking for a fun activity, this step-by-step guide will make drawing and coloring all types of fish an enjoyable experience!

Supplies You’ll Need for this Fish Drawing Tutorial

Before we dive into the tutorial, gather the following supplies that you probably already have on hand:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Colored pens and pencils

Fish Drawing Made Easy!

Follow these simple instructions and illustrated images to create a fish drawing from start to finish:

  1. Fish Eye: Start on the left side of your paper, about halfway down, and draw a circle. Inside that circle, draw another smaller circle and color it completely. To create the fish’s body, start drawing in front of the eye and gently curve up and then back down.

Simple Fish Drawing

  1. Fish Lips and Face: Draw two rounded rectangles, one on top of the other, following the curve of the bottom of the fish’s body. Now, just above the eye, make a rounded diamond shape to form the fish’s face. Erase the straight line you previously drew on the bottom and leave the rounded line at the bottom of the fish’s face.

Drawing a Fish: Step Two

  1. Gills and Fins: Inside the face, draw a curving line starting near the lips and extending past the eye to create the gills. Now it’s time to draw the fins! You’ll need to draw five different types of fins around the outside of the fish. Start with the Spiny Dorsal Fin: Draw two short lines and six longer lines straight up from the fish’s back, right above the edge of the face. Connect the short lines and draw slanted “roof” lines to connect the longer lines. Repeat this process for the Soft Dorsal Fin, Caudal Fin (Tail), Anal Fin, and Pelvic Fin.

Add the Tail and Upper Low Fins

  1. Pectoral Fin: In line with the top and bottom fins, draw six lines radiating outwards near the bottom side line of the face. Connect those lines with a sweeping curved line.

Add the Dorsal Fin

  1. Lateral Line and Scales: Connect the fish’s face to its tail by drawing a curved lateral line. Erase the part drawn over the pectoral fin to make the fin appear in front of the lateral line. Finally, add small curved lines on the rest of the fish’s body to represent scales.

How to Draw a Fish: Adding the Scales

  1. Coloring Your Fish: The final touch is up to you! Use your favorite colors to bring your fish drawing to life. Play around with different color combinations and have fun!

Recommended Drawing Supplies

If you’re passionate about art and drawing, here are some of our favorite drawing supplies that we highly recommend:

  • Sketching Pencils
  • Kneaded Rubber Eraser
  • Sketch Pad
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Fine Markers
  • Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Set
  • Artist Drawing Set (Makes for a great gift too!)

Explore More Crafts and Activities

If you enjoy keeping your hands busy, we have a wide range of crafts and activities for you to try:

  • How to Draw a Shark
  • You Are a “Catch” Candy Fish Bowl Valentine by Amy is the Party
  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss!
  • Elephant Drawing
  • Shoe Drawing

So grab your supplies and let your creativity flow! Drawing a fish is just the beginning of your artistic journey. Have fun exploring different art forms and embracing your creative side!

Note: The original images from the post have been incorporated in this article.

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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