In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Blue Catfish in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.
Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.
At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Blue Catfish.
Make sure you also check out any of the hundreds of drawing tutorials grouped by category.
How to Draw a Blue Catfish - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Draw a W on its side.
Step 2: Add a dot in the top middle of the W. Draw a curve under the eye and another that closes off the W.
Step 3: Draw a line from the bottom and top of the head that curve out and back in, then close off in a vase-like shape.
Step 4: Draw another sideways W connected to the end of the body for a tailfin.
Step 5: Draw one curve on top of the body near the front and another near the rear. Draw a small curve on the bottom right next to the head, another under the middle, and one long one that goes along the rear. Draw a line in the middle that goes from the face to the tail.
Step 6: Add two short lines on top of the face, two on bottom, and two long ones that go down from the middle of the face. Done! These fish are predators, and usually hunt fish, frogs, and other small river creatures, but if they see an opportunity for food, they’ll attempt to take a bite out of anything, even a human!
Interesting Facts about Blue Catfish
Blue Catfish are freshwater fish that live mainly in the Mississippi River. This places them in the middle of the United States. Blue Catfish eat just about anything they can find. The more they eat, the more they grow. They like crayfish, frogs, and mussels (clams.) The normal size of Blue Catfish runs between 25 and 46 inches long. They swim along the bottom searching for food or wait it to drop to the bottom for them to scavenge (eat dead bodies.)
Did you know?
- Many states in America have fishing contests to see who can reel in the biggest fish. Each state has their own record fish tale. In Indiana, a fisherman caught a 104 pound Blue Catfish!
- Catfish are called “catfish” because of the long whiskers and baubles under their chins. These whiskers help the fish find its way in murky water.
- Blue Catfish are some of the largest catfish in North America. Many states have introduced the Blue Catfish to their lakes and ponds.
- Blue Catfish love Asian clams. Asian clams were imported into the United States. Blue Catfish then began eating the invading species. Many people like this because it helps fatten up fish for the contests.
- In 2012, in South Carolina, a local commercial fishing company caught a 136 pound Blue Catfish. It was 56 inches long and was caught in a net.
Activity: Catfish are common fish all over the world. If you little fisherman hasn’t had the experience of fishing yet. It may be time for a family fishing trip!