How to Draw a Realistic Fish

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Fish in 7 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 Fish - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start with a large circle for the head and body.

Step 2: Next draw in a triangle pointing to the right for the mouth shapes.

Step 3: Then draw a circle outline with a filled-in circle on the inside for the eye.

Step 4: Next you'll draw in a curved line from the bottom to the top of the circle.

Step 5: Then you'll draw the tail on the right side, making a wavy line opposite the circle and lines extending out from the body about halfway across the tail fin.

Step 6: After that, you'll draw in the small fins on the bottom with small half circles.

Step 7: To finish, you draw a large dorsal fin on top of the body.

Step 8: Your Fish is finished! Congratulations!

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

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