click the image to enlarge2. Generally, every shark has 3 basic distinctive features, how they are being recognized from other sea creatures. These are the First Dorsal Fin, the Pectoral Fin and the tail AKA Caudal Fin.
click the image to enlarge3. Draw gills, the eyes and the smaller fins on the rear (tail) part of the trunk. The gills are usually 5 slit openings between shark mouth and the Pectoral Fin. OK, so far, this was a simplified demonstration of how to draw shark in less than a minute.
click the image to enlarge4. On the following picture is the basic structure and proportions of shark’s body. Before you start your shark drawing, note carefully the position and size of the fins.
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click the image to enlargeLet’s now draw shark from slightly different angle, as if the shark would swim right above you in the sea. First, I made an outline of shark’s body and marked the mouth and the eyes.
click the image to enlargeAs a second step, start to shade the body. Although, shark’s belly is usually light almost white color, this time I shade it dark because the shark is above an the light comes from the above sea level.
click the image to enlargeContinue shading and add more dark tone on the shark’s belly.
click the image to enlargeMake sure that the upper half of the body is lighter in color tone, because it is lighten from the top, the sea level. Draw the teeth and start to darken the mouth opening.
click the image to enlargeWhile you working on shark’s mouth, here, try to be a little careful, just a bit precise when you shade the space among the teeth.
click the image to enlargeNow, that you are almost ready, take a cotton swab or tissue paper and you can soften the pencil strokes if necessary. It’s up to you.
click the image to enlargeAfter you outlined the body start shading the shark from the top of the body. That part is always darker and the belly is usually lighter.
click the image to enlargeThe tip of the first dorsal fin and the pectoral fin is of light color, almost as if white.
click the image to enlargeWhen you shade the top part of the shark make special attention around eyes area.
click the image to enlargeAgain, you can soften the pencil strokes by cotton swab or by fingertip.
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