Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a fish like a pro? Well, look no further! This blog post will teach you everything you need to know. In just a few simple steps, you’ll learn how to draw a tropical fish that looks like it’s swimming in the water. So get your pencils and paper ready, and let’s get started!
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Drawing Supplies Needed
You can use paper and a pencil.
Check out the following link for some drawing pencils that will help your creativity flow.
Draw A Fish Step-By-Step
Here are the steps on how to draw a fish:
Step 1: Draw the top of the fish
Start by drawing a curved line. If you want to add depth to the sketch, you could vary the line weight from lightly pressing your pencil to pressing hard towards the end of the line. Using a drawing tablet is best for this as it gives you varying degrees of pressure. If you’re interested in tablets, I made a list for the best cheap tablets.
Step 2: Draw the mouth of the fish
From one end of the curved line we drew, draw another line at the left end to make the mouth.
Step 3: Draw the bottom of the fish
Draw another curved line for the bottom of the fish.
Step 4: Draw beginning of caudal fin
Now make a curved line at the top for the beginning of the caudal fin
Step 5: Draw bottom of caudal fin
Draw a curved line at the bottom end of the fish body for the bottom portion of the caudal fin.
Step 6: Draw the Caudal fin tail
Now draw a wavy line connecting both sides of the fin. Now our fish has a tail.
Step 7: Draw the Dorsal fin
Draw a curved line at the top of the fish for the dorsal fin.
Step 8: Draw the anal fin
Now we will draw a curved line at the bottom of the fish for the anal fin.
Step 9: Draw the pectoral fin
Add a pectoral fin to complete the rest of the body. The shape is like a triangle. That’s all the fins we will draw for this simple fish.
Step 10: Draw the eyes
Now draw a big circle for the eyes.
Step 11: Draw the eyeball
Now darken the middle of the eye for the eyeball. Leave space for the outline of the eye.
Step 12: Add detail to the fins
Now we add the details within the fish’s fins. Make sure the lines aren’t straight!
Step 13: Add a highlight on the eyeball
Add highlights to the fish’s eye!
Step 14: Add shadow to the fish
Now we will add some shadow to the fish to give it more life. Add shadow at the bottom of the body, and in between the detailed lines you drew within the fins.
Also, add a shadow behind the eye where the gills would be at.
Hopefully, this drawing tutorial was fun and helpful! If you followed the steps correctly, you should have a detailed and realistic illustration of a fish. Now it’s time for you to practice more and draw your unique fish. So start drawing today!