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.
click the image to enlarge
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.
Jan 19, 17 03:05 AM
I just like drawing cartoons , especially from the 90's .
Jan 19, 17 02:51 AM
I used a lot of color, but I hope i did not make it too busy
Jan 14, 17 05:36 PM
this is just my OC really i really like maid like outfits and i just BAME drew it :3
Jan 14, 17 05:30 PM
Lion is described by its own quality. Its concentration power is amazing that's why if he once set a target never attack on others.. One other thing its
Jan 08, 17 10:53 PM
I love to make cartoons!!
Dec 29, 16 02:29 AM
It's Christmas :)
Dec 27, 16 01:02 AM
I wasn't sure where to add my drawing.
Dec 23, 16 11:37 PM
Trancending moments are what life's about.
Dec 23, 16 03:37 AM
DON'T be UPSET
Dec 22, 16 03:05 AM
I wanted to draw some thing for my mom for Christmas and I new the right thing a roes because me and my mom enjoy looking at them and drawing them so that's