How to Draw a Realistic Dolphin

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Dolphin in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

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How to Draw a Realistic Dolphin - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin with a large oval for the head and chest area and then add in a smaller circle below and to the right for the guide to the body and then below that you'll draw in a small flattened oval for the tail.

Step 2: Next draw the face with an eye and rounded beak-like mouth and draw a line to connect the circle below into a flipper on the left side.

Step 3: Then you'll draw the back with a small dorsal fin on top and erase the circle guide.

Step 4: Next draw in the flipper on the right side of the body.

Step 5: Then you'll draw in the sides of the body and connect them to the flattened oval for the tail fin.

Step 6: Next you'll draw the moon-shaped tail fin around the oval.

Step 7: Finally, you'll erase the oval and draw in some lines across the bottom of the fin.

Step 8: Your Dolphin is complete! Congratulations!

How to Draw a Realistic Dolphin - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Dolphin – Step-by-Step Tutorial