How to Draw a Clownfish

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Clownfish in 5 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 Clownfish.

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How to Draw a Clownfish - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: To start, draw the body in a standard fish shape and include the eye.

Step 2: Draw two small, connected fins on top.

Step 3: Now draw two entirely separated fins on the lower part of the body.

Step 4: Add a fin in the middle of the body, in the shape of the letter "C".

Step 5: Draw a series of curving lines for the fish's stripes and you're done!

Interesting Facts about the Clownfish

Clownfish are made up of twenty-eight different subspecies which reside in the Pacific ocean, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Great Barrier Reef. They enjoy the warm water near coral reefs – however due to pollution, their habitats are dying out. Then there is also the overfishing issue – but they have not been put onto the Endangered Species List. They are easily recognized by their colorful bodies and white stripes down their sides.

Did you know?

  • Clownfish gained worldwide fame after being in “Finding Nemo”
  • They are also known as “Anemonefish” because they usually home with sea anemones
  • The relationship between a Clownfish and a Anemone is called a “Symbiosis”
  • They receive nourishment from algae, plankton, and dead anemone tentacles
  • Clownfish are territorial and defend their home

Lesson Plan Idea – Have a movie day – watch Finding Nemo. Have children research Clownfish and compare their findings to the movie. How true to life was Finding Nemo?

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