Welcome to our new drawing tutorial on how to draw a fish. Fish is an aquatic animal found in seas, oceans, rivers, any place where water exists, all around the world. Fishes are the oldest aquatic animal on earth. Their existence is older than that of dinosaurs. They use a special organ instead of lungs to breathe called gills.

They also have a good sensory organ to act like radar. There is also a special quality, they are able to change sex during life. Some tropical fish like Mangrove Rivulus can survive for weeks without changing metabolism. School is the word given to the groups of fish.

How to draw a fish

Few interesting facts:

  • Fishes are cold-blooded which allows them to change their temperature according to environmental changes.
  • All over the world, there are about 31,500 species of fishes.
  • They are of different sizes, tiny as 8milimeteres to the huge 16-meter whale sharks.
  • Fishes have a good color vision as humans.
  • These creatures respond in pain and fear.

How to Draw a Fish for Kids

There are thousands of ways to draw a fish as there is a large no of species founds. We will draw the very common shape of fish used universally, that is pointed front body ending with the fins. You can use your creativity as per your observations.  Start drawing with these simple steps of how to draw a fish and how to draw a cartoon fish. Always use an eraser and colors of your choice, pastel, crayons, oil color, whatever you feel is handy.

How to draw a fish

In this step by step tutorial, all images illustrate with a detailed explanation. Following them stepwise you will easily render your fish. Start with light lines or guidelines, as they can erase later in order to complete the drawing. Let’s begin the tutorial, grab paper and pencil.

You can also learn how to draw a dolphin, crab, mermaid, etc.

How to Draw a Fish step by step

Step 1: Draw the body of fish with pointed on front and bulky in the middle.

How to draw a fish

Step 2: At the end of the body draw fins using M shape.

How to draw a fish

Step 3: Draw the gills cover, with gills, eyes, and mouth.

How to draw a fish

Step 4: Above the body draw lines for the pectoral fins and the torso fins on the side.

How to draw a fish

Step 5: Add curvy lines in between the drawn fins line.

How to draw a fish

Step 6: Draw bottom fins using curved shapes and also shape the torso fins.

How to draw a fish

Step 7: Add lines to the bottom fins and finish them.

How to draw a fish

Step 8: Add scales all over the body by small curves.

How to draw a fish

Step 9: Add the combination of green and yellow color to the fish and blue color for water.

How to draw a fish

 

How to Draw a Cartoon Fish for kids:

Step 1: Draw 2 small overlapped circles with the pupil.

How to draw a fish

Step 2: From the second eye draw a big curve turning into a straight line.

How to draw a fish

Step 3: From the first eye draw the lower part of the fish.

How to draw a fish

Step 4: Draw the mouth of your fish.

How to draw a fish

Step 5: Draw fins at the end and at the top.

How to draw a fish

Step 6: Draw lines of the fins.

How to draw a fish

Step 7: Add scales randomly on the body.

How to draw a fish

Step 8: Draw small circles in the background for water bubbles.

How to draw a fish

Step 9: Add bright colors to the fish, below I have used a combination of orange and yello.

 

How to draw a fish

 

Lisa William

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