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.
Jul 01, 15 09:01 PM
Every women in our world are most beauties t angels... Every men have their own dream girls but..... This drawing shows how my future partner will be...
Jun 29, 15 10:09 PM
I started off bye watching sailor moon and they have inspired me to create card soldiers took me a very long time soo i hope u guys like them
Jun 29, 15 10:06 PM
I did this pencil drawing of a baby and then I thought it would be fun to let my friends guess boy or girl, so I put pink and blue in the background. Almost
Jun 26, 15 04:21 AM
I'm just learning to draw.
Jun 23, 15 04:15 AM
simple but meaningful ...
Jun 20, 15 02:38 AM
Just finished this drawing, I am pretty happy with it, ready to start another, just have to decide what I want to draw :)
Jun 18, 15 03:10 AM
I just want to improve ..
Jun 17, 15 09:16 AM
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Jun 17, 15 09:09 AM
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Jun 15, 15 12:54 AM
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