How to Draw A Fish

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Before learning how to draw a fish: some fun facts before starting sketching!

  • Fishes are the most popular pet in America. Even more popular than cats and dogs!
  • Most of the species don't have a sense of smell.
  • Well cared goldfish can live up to twenty years.

Step 1

How to draw a fish step 1

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a cartoon fish. They have big round eyes (1), a spiny ray (2), a caudal fin and many other fins (4)(5) along the body. These animals can come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. You can see a goldfish on the image on your left. Nearly 20 000 different fish species can be found in the sea.

Step 2

How to draw a fish step 2

Our goldfish is made of a big oval for the body, triangles for the fins and a circle for the eye. Notice how the eye is very close to the mouth. The head is made of a smooth triangle. You can see that the mouth is visible at the end of the head.

Step 3

How to draw a fish step 3

In this tutorial, we will draw a simple small tropical fish. First, sketch a triangle for the body. Next, take the triangle as a model to draw the outline of the fish. Then, add the caudal fin. It should look like the end of an arrow. Add details like the eyes and the mouth. Add some colors to complete your artwork.

Step 4

How to draw a fish step 4

You can practice by drawing a simple fish (2) (6), a funny fish (3) or a more realistic one (5). Don't hesitate to try different textures and colors. Have fun!


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