Before learning how to draw a fish: some fun facts before starting sketching!
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.
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.
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.
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. You can also try more cute fish from this site below. Some of these characters are quite easy to illustrate while others are more challenging. Have fun drawing and don't forget to practice as often as possible. :)