How to Draw a Beluga Whale

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Beluga Whale in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Beluga Whale.

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How to Draw a Beluga Whale - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The Beluga Whale is a large sea creature that can easily be draw in 5 steps! Start by drawing a curve shape for the top of the head and add another pointed line underneath for the mouth.

Step 2: Next, add the mouth by drawing a line coming up at an angle.

Step 3: For the front flipper, extend a line left from the head and add a round oval shape for the flipper.

Step 4: The Beluga Whale can weigh up to 3,500 pounds and can they grow to be as long as 17ft! Draw the body by making a smooth curve underneath the fin and another long line at the back that comes in close to the tail.

Step 5: For the tail of the whale, draw two triangles tat are curved slightly. The Beluga is one of the fish that can swim backwards! To Beluga is actually white in color, making it easy to spot!

Interesting Facts about the Beluga Whale

The beluga whale, also called white whales, is an arctic and sub-arctic whale. This whale also goes by the names melonhead and sea canary: melonhead is a name describing its funny, large, round head and the sea canary name is referring to the fact that it is a very vocal whale that has a high pitched sounding chirp sound. This whale is able to change the shape of its “melon” though by blowing air nearby its sinuses.

Did you know?

  • Beluga whales typically weight around 2,000 to 3,500 pounds and can grow to be around 10 to 17ft long when they are a full grown adult.
  • These well-known whales are able to swim backwards! Can you swim backwards?
  • These whales are also easy to tell apart from other whales, not just by the look of their heads and their constant noise making, but why their striking white color!
  • When the whales are babies they are normally brown or gray but will becoming fully white by the age of 5 years old
  • Much like people, these whales are able to turn their heads up and down and side to side because the vertebrae in its neck aren’t fused together as they are in many other whales
  • Though these whales will almost always be traveling in pods, they aren’t particularly tied to just one pod and will often move onto different pods