How to Draw a Fish

Are you looking for instructions on how to draw a fish, then this article will help you with that.

I think the easiest way to draw a fish is to start with a drawing of an oval. Of course, you can use circle shapes if you prefer.

Draw two opposite diagonal lines from the left and right sides of the oval. These will be your fish’s gills. Now use a triangle shape to represent the mouth and you’re done!

If you want to give your fish a more realistic look, however, attach it on some fins and maybe draw its scales. I’ll leave those things up to you!

Now we’re going to move on to the next step: teaching you how to shade in your new creation!

You can use shading as another way of giving your drawings a three-dimensional look.

This is what you should do with shading:

The following step consists in drawing a series of parallel lines around the head. This is called crosshatching and it’s going to help us give our fish some definition, which will make it more realistic!

Just draw a row of diagonal lines on both sides of its face. Make sure you have these lines closer at the bottom of your picture and farther apart as they move toward the top of his or her head.

Now that our fish is starting to look more 3-D, it’s time to give it colors! Let’s go with a bright red for now. Add some orange shades here and there and a lighter version of the red for his or her belly.

The final step before we put our new friend in its natural habitat is to add some details. For example, you can give your fish dark spots on its fins and gills. You can also detail out its eyes with an oval shape and some pupils inside it!

That’s it! You’ve created a brand new sea creature that you can put in a drawing, a book or even on some clothes.

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and I wish you the best of luck with your future artworks!


Other Articles