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.
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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.
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.
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.
How to Draw a Fish step by step
Step 1: Draw the body of fish with pointed on front and bulky in the middle.
Step 2: At the end of the body draw fins using M shape.
Step 3: Draw the gills cover, with gills, eyes, and mouth.
Step 4: Above the body draw lines for the pectoral fins and the torso fins on the side.
Step 5: Add curvy lines in between the drawn fins line.
Step 6: Draw bottom fins using curved shapes and also shape the torso fins.
Step 7: Add lines to the bottom fins and finish them.
Step 8: Add scales all over the body by small curves.
Step 9: Add the combination of green and yellow color to the fish and blue color for water.
How to Draw a Cartoon Fish for kids:
Step 1: Draw 2 small overlapped circles with the pupil.
Step 2: From the second eye draw a big curve turning into a straight line.
Step 3: From the first eye draw the lower part of the fish.
Step 4: Draw the mouth of your fish.
Step 5: Draw fins at the end and at the top.
Step 6: Draw lines of the fins.
Step 7: Add scales randomly on the body.
Step 8: Draw small circles in the background for water bubbles.
Step 9: Add bright colors to the fish, below I have used a combination of orange and yello.