How to draw a fish

You may have been trying to figure out how to draw a fish and feel a little puzzled. Generally, fish really looks very simple, yet many people experience some difficulties while drawing a fish.

The fish is a scaly-skinned vertebrate that breathes using its gills. With its distinct features and colorful scales, drawing a fish is definitely a fun way to showcase your artistic skills.

Who knows? Learning how to draw a fish could lead to crafting more complex drawings in the future, such as a beautiful underwater scenery with lots of fishes swimming around!

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We have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a fish, summarized in 9 easy and simple steps.

If any of your students have ever said “this is how I draw fish”, and then proceeded to draw a very generic one? If so, it might be time to show them how many how to draw one with a few more real life details.

This tutorial is based on the bluegill species that is found in North American waterways, and very possibly one that some some have fished for before. They are some of the most popular breed in the sport of fishing.

This bluegill does have the basic eye shape that most students tend to draw, and the familiar fins, but with a bit more work, can look SO much more like a real fish.

Before learning how to draw a fish: some fun facts before starting sketching!

  • Fishes are the most popular pet in America. Even more popular than cats and dogs!
  • Most of the species don’t have a sense of smell.
  • Well cared goldfish can live up to twenty years.

Fish Drawings for Beginners

Today we are going to learn how to draw a fish that is easy, cute, and fun. This is going to be a very basic fish drawing that can be used as a starting point to come up with more ideas for your fish drawings.

You’re only limited by your imagination. Get started with some simple fish drawings, and then move on from there to see what other ideas you can come up with.

Tropical fish are usually fish that are brightly colored and found on tropical oceans and seas. If you have them at home as pets, why not learn also how to draw them and show them-off to your friends? Follow this simple tutorial of how to draw tropical Fish.

How to Draw a Fish Easy

The first thing we need to do is draw the basic shape of our fish. You can draw an oval or a circle for your fish. As you get into more advanced drawings it’s really important to use basic shapes to rough out your drawing. You can learn more about this at How to Use Shapes to Draw.

If you want to change how your fish looks, then you can use squares, triangles, or rectangles for the body shape. Not be afraid to try new things and experiment.

In this step by step tutorial, all images illustrate with a detailed explanation. Following them stepwise you will easily render your fish. Start with light lines or guidelines, as they can erase later in order to complete the drawing. Let’s begin the tutorial, grab paper and pencil.

Some Fish Drawing Pictures

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