How to Draw A Dolphin

This tutorial on how to draw a dolphin is featuring a simple cartoon character that everyone will love! Despite a more dynamic posture compared to other animals from the same collection, this dolphin is still quite easy to create even if you are a beginner. Once you are able to create the head and the body of this cartoon dolphin, then everything else is relatively easy to draw.

As you can see below, the posture is unique and the colors are used to give more depth to the illustration. This cartoon character is a little bit more challenging to draw, but using this lesson you should be able to achieve your goal quite easily.

How to draw a dolphin

Step 1

First, let's draw the body and head of the cartoon dolphin. All these shapes are drawn using a single line, but you can use basic shapes if you need guidance. Pay attention to the shape of the mouth, the width of the tail and the size of the back fins.

How to draw a dolphin

Step 2

Using small triangles, you can add a single fin on top of the head and another one on the right side of the cartoon character. Make sure these shapes are slightly curved and pointed.

How to draw a dolphin

Step 3

Next, you can draw large circles to illustrate the eyes. Since our goal is to create a fun and adorable cartoon dolphin, it might be a good idea to make these circles as large as possible.

How to draw a dolphin

Step 4

Move on with the creation of a large patch on the bottom of the mouth. This patch must be drawn all the way to the tail. You can also draw the mouth using a simple line like shown below.

How to draw a dolphin

Step 5

Finally, you can draw pupils using circular shapes. I also like to sketch small oval shapes inside these pupils to illustrate how lighting can have an effect on the eyes.

How to draw a dolphin

Step 6

Nice work! Of course, this cartoon character is more complex because the body and head are not made from a single shape. Study this illustration carefully and no doubt that you will be able to duplicate this character within minutes.

How to draw a dolphin

These are all six steps you need to complete to draw a dolphin. You can try more dolphins if you feel this one is too easy to create! Enjoy!

How to draw a dolphin


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