Draw two slightly curved lines intersecting near the end, as you see on the picture. Follow the arrows and the drawing will be easier. Now, body of the fish is almost ready.
Connect the first two lines on the tail and draw a half circle, which will be the gill opening.
Add the fins as you see on the picture. You can play with the shape and size as you wish. Make some on a separate paper also, because such exercise will greatly contribute to your fish drawings. Do not forget to draw the mouth and the eye!
Hold your pencil tilted and shade the body gently and gradually. Notice that the fish is always darker on the top and the belly is of very light color. Make some pencil strokes on every fin so that the fins will look more like fins. Please keep the direction of the strokes as seen on the picture.
You can slightly mark the scales on the body of the fish by gentle crossing pencil strokes.
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click the image to enlargeThis initial sketch resembles to a kind of deformed banana. If you observed well enough the previous drawing, you’ll notice that it is the outline of the fish, the contours of the fish.
click the image to enlargeDraw the fins, the mouth and the gill opening. Do it still with tilted pencil if possible.
click the image to enlargeNow, you can gradually start erasing the excess pencil lines. Since the initial lines were drawn wider it is easier and less painful to match the real shape and body proportion of the fish.
click the image to enlargeYou can now complete the eye. Mark out the slits in lower part of the gills and specify shape of the mouth with short teeth.
click the image to enlargeIt is time to shade the body. Use tilted hold of the pencil so that the shading lines will be wider and seamless, at least in the beginning. You can make additional pencil strokes later.
click the image to enlargeBlackish dots in upper part are the most important in the pattern on fish’s back. Notice that these dots literally determine the outlook of the fish. Line up the dots in about 3 rows.
click the image to enlargePut some final touch on the fins and erase excess lines. Finish the shading, add more where you feel necessary and your fish drawing is ready.
Feb 04, 16 05:09 AM
The new hero of gear city.
Feb 04, 16 05:08 AM
the story of a boy looking for reception. Note im not falling down with the first chapter
Feb 04, 16 04:52 AM
I was board in ELA(english language arts) when a pic came to me...after a couple of minutes my work was done :) You should make a superhero section;
Jan 31, 16 08:23 PM
Well i've been watching Anime and reading manga since i was young and always secretly wanted to be a mangaka, so recently i decided to learn how to draw.
Jan 26, 16 12:54 AM
As i was browsing i saw Nagi's pic so felt like drawing and took my pencil and started to draw..it came out nice!!!!!
Jan 26, 16 12:52 AM
though i've drawn many anime pictures..this is my first time uploading a picture so im quite nervous.............
Jan 26, 16 12:34 AM
Kyouta a prince of stetolia kingdom lives a normal high school life at konotsuki high school but not as normal as it seems, after all he is a prince...one
Jan 26, 16 12:19 AM
i was just making different hairstyles ......i came up wit this one and felt like it would be good on anime character so i drew and it really turn out
Jan 25, 16 11:52 PM
It's a anime boy that's crying because he has severe depression and social anxiety. This anime boy is my friend Alex that passed away on August the 10th
Jan 25, 16 06:48 AM
Finally got to draw a quick pencil drawing. I think this one will soon have a poem to go with it.It's my first drawing of 2016, looking forward to many