How to Draw a Realistic Starfish

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

Step 1: Let's start by drawing the first arm, Draw a loop vertically which is wider at the bottom and narrow at the top.

Step 2: Now draw the second arm by drawing a loop on the right of the first one, facing right and upwards, wider at the bottom and narrow at the top.

Step 3: Draw a third arm below the second arm facing right and downward, wider on the base and narrow at the top.

Step 4: Draw the fourth arm on left of the fourth facing left and downwards, wide at the base an narrow at the tip.

Step 5: Draw the fifth arm by drawing another loop between the fourth and the first arm, wider at the base and narrow at the tip. Make this one face left and upwards.

Step 6: Let's draw the spines now. Start by drawing tiny circles in the middle and then making a line of tiny hollow circles from the middle to the tip of each arm.

Step 7: Draw a star-shapped pattern in the middle for detail.

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

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