How to Draw a Bull Trout

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

The images above represent 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 Bull Trout.

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How to Draw a Bull Trout - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For the head, draw a sideways M that has the ends closed off in a curve.

Step 2: From each end of the head, draw a very long curve that bends out and back in, making a body that looks a bit like a narrow vase.

Step 3: Close off the body with a curve and then add a sideways W-shape on the end for a tail fin.

Step 4: For the fins, start on the midpoint of the upper side of the body by drawing a trapezoid, with a small curve behind it. On the underside, draw a similar set of fins, but make the front one smaller and back one larger.

Step 5: Draw a small circle inside the upper point of the head for an eye, and a curve and oval behind the head for a fin. You have drawn a bull trout! You can color it with a green upper side and red underside. Add yellow, orange, or pinkish spots all over the back and bright white stripes along the bottom edge of each fin. These fish prey on other fish, and occasionally other fish’s eggs.

Interesting Facts about Bull Trout

Bull trout are native to the Northwest North American waters. Their name comes from their broad and flat heads with large mouths. The eyes positioned near the top of their head help them detect their prey.A bull trout can be identified by their spotless fins and the mix of small whitish, pale yellow, pink or red spots along its body. Their fins of them have white on the leading edges of them. They lack a forked tail fin as well.

Did you know?

  • The Bull Trout is an endangered species.
  • They will feed on zooplankton and zoobenthos until they grow larger feeding on other fish.
  • They require water temperatures generally 55 degrees and below and are sensitive to any water change.
  • As a big fish, the bull trout have been measured in 41 inches in length and over 32 pounds.
  • Some bull trout live in Alberta Canada in the continental divide.

They also prefer clean water and gravel beds, deep pools with complex cover such as snags and cut banks. Large systems of interconnected waterways lead to spawning migrations. Some bull trout have also migrated from one coastal river to another via the ocean.