How to Draw a Fish – Step by Step Guide
Drawing a fish is a fun way to show off your artistic skills, with its distinct features and colorful scales. We created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a fish, summarized in 9 easy and simple steps.
Draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line across your paper to create reference lines; the point where these lines meet marks the center, and this is where you should draw the outline of the fish.
Step 4 — Afterwards, Draw the Pectoral Fin
We’ll work on the fins on both sides of the fish in this step; however, because the fish is positioned sideways in the illustration, only one fin is visible. Structure the shape of the fin by drawing two connected curved lines; when drawn correctly, it should resemble an oval with pointed sides.
Step 5 — Complete All the Fins of the Fish
Draw the dorsal and pelvic fins, which are affixed to the top and bottom of the fish, respectively. For the dorsal fin, draw an elongated curved shape directly connected at the top of the animal’s body.
Step 6 — Then, Draw the Mouth of the Fish
Draw a half-rhombus-shaped fish on the inside of each of your pupils’ eyes, with a connected downward and upward diagonal line on the corner of the face of your fish, forming an outline similar to a half-rhombus or diamond shape.
Step 7 — Draw the Fish’s Large Circular Eyes
Make a dramatic “sparkling eyes” effect by shading the entire pupil while leaving out the iris.
Step 8 — Now, Add Patterns All Over its Body
Draw elongated triangular patterns across the body of your fish, feeling free to customize the patterns or create your own, resulting in a one-of-a-kind fish! Don’t forget to add texture to the fins with parallel lines.
Step 9 — Draw Bubbles Coming Out of its Mouth
To make bubbles, draw multiple circle shapes above the fish’s head.
Your Fish Drawing is Complete!
This guide is for both beginners and experts who want to learn how to draw a fish. We’re always adding new “how-to-draw” series to our catalog, so let us know what kind of sea creature you’d like to see next, and we’ll make it happen.
What is the cutest fish?
We’ve whittled down the world’s over 20,000 fish species to just the 15 most beautiful.
- Picasso Triggerfish.
- French Angelfish.
- Regal Tang.
- Clown Triggerfish.
- Juvenile Emperor Angelfish.
What is a good name for a fish?
Male Fish Names in the Top Ten
- Nemo (for a clownfish, of course)
What is the fish with legs called?
Axolotls, also known as Mexican walking fish, get their name from an Aztec word that means “water dog” or “water monster.” They have cylindrical bodies, short legs, a relatively long tail, and feathery external gills.
How do you draw ideas?
Ideas for Drawing: Imagination
- Create an alternate cover for your favorite book or album.
- Illustrate a scene from your favorite song.
- Draw a scene or character from your favorite book.
- Illustrate your favorite fairy-tale.
- Invent your own insects.