How to draw a dolphin

You Want to learn how to draw a dolphin? I totally get it! Dolphins are really cute and they are actually fun to draw too. So if you are ready to learn how to make a cute dolphin drawing, read on.

Beginners will benefit from this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a dolphin. This easy dolphin tutorial is perfect for fairly young children looking to learn how to draw.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to last about 20 minutes, but the art-making process may actually take more time if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.

Dolphins are one of my all-time favorites to draw! They are so lively and have great personalities. They are also sleek and beautiful animals making them ideal for using with watercolor pencils, which happens to be a medium I like best. In this simple tutorial, I’ll show you how you can draw and color a realistic dolphin in just six steps. It’s a great way to start using watercolor pencils and once you finish this drawing, I know you’re going to want to do more!

My preferred watercolor pencils are Arteza’s Professional Watercolor Pencils because they are highly saturated with pigment and come in a wide range of shades. They are easy to draw small details with, as well as enable me to use various pencil-drawing and watercolor painting techniques. I highly recommend them.

Moving on with how to draw oceans we will be learning how to draw a dolphin with the help of this step by step drawing tutorial (and a free guided drawing printable).

As with our previous tutorials, this one is super simple so it’s perfect for kids and beginners. You’ll have a cute looking dolphin drawn in no time.

If you’re looking for an easy way to learn to draw a Dolphin, this tutorial will show you everything. It’s perfect for kids and novice artists! The images above show how your finished drawing is going to look and what you need to do. Below are the individual steps – you can click on each one for a downloadable, printable version. We cover many fun facts about dolphins. These are great for tablet drawing or just to download a copy and color it in.

If you love dolphins let us guide you to drawing your very own! Our fun detailed 5 step guide will show you how to draw one of these magical creatures! Walkthrough the steps with us.

How to Draw a Dolphin Step By Step


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayon or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker

I am so excited to share this dolphin drawing tutorial with you! There are loads of great ways to color in your dolphin, but for the purposes of this tutorial, we will use as blue dolphin. If you would like to color your dolphin any other color, go for it.

To follow along with this dolphin drawing guide, please use the blue lines as your reference. The blue lines in each step are indicators of what you should be drawing. For example, you will see the front fin of your dolphin is drawn in blue on the third step. That means you should be drawing the front fin at that time.

Some Dolphin Drawing Pictures

You’ve just learned how to draw a dolphin! See it wasn’t all that hard. Now you can add in some waves in the background to make the dolphin look like he or she is jumping out of water (some water drops and splash will look good too). You can also draw a sun in the background.

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