How to Draw A Fish

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No need to swim for hours and hours under the sea to learn how to draw a fish! Simply follow the drawing lesson below and let me show you how to create this simple character from basic shapes. If you know how to draw a circle, a triangle or an oval shape, then you have all the tools required to succeed!

Drawing a fish is something we learn at a very young age. Usually, a basic circle and a few triangles are enough to illustrate this fun character. In this lesson, our goal is to sketch a funny fish with large eyes and a small body.

How to draw a fish

Step 1

First, sketch a large oval shape that will be used to illustrate the head and the body. This is the main shape of the cartoon character. As you can see below, this is not a perfect circle. Use the template if you need guidance. 

How to draw a fish

Step 2

Next, you need to draw a line to separate the head from the body. This line should be drawn inside the oval shape and the head must cover at least 80% of the area. Since it's a funny character, proportions don't need to be accurate.

How to draw a fish

Step 3

Time to draw the fins on the fish. The top fin and the bottom one are drawn from similar triangles. The tail is made from a long curved line. Once again, using large shapes can be a good idea to create something funny.

How to draw a fish

Step 4

Draw the eyes using large circular shapes. The pupils can also be made from circles. As you can see on the illustration below, but pupils are a little closer to each other than the eyes are.

How to draw a fish

Step 5

Finally, you can draw a large curved line to illustrate the mouth. Small oval shapes are also needed to depict lighting effects inside the pupils. 

How to draw a fish

Step 6

Nice work! This black and white version of the fish gives you an idea how this one should be drawn. You can modify some elements and create a whole different cartoon character if you feel like it!

How to draw a fish

I hope you had fun creating this cartoon fish. Now that you know how to draw a fish, don't hesitate to try more characters and animals from the same series

How to draw a fish


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