How to Draw a Sei Whale

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

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Sei Whale.

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How to Draw a Sei Whale - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start by drawing the head in the shape of an incomplete triangle

Step 2: Draw the back and face. The back is a curved line coming from the top of the head. Make a curving line at the point of the head for the mouth and a dot next to it for the eye

Step 3: Draw the curved underside of the body and the fins. Draw the fins at the end of the head on the bottom

Step 4: Draw the dorsal fin and the tail. The tail has two parts and is in the shape of a half circle. The dorsal fin is small and in the middle of the fins and tail

Step 5: Draw stripes underneath the body to make the whale's texture with a line separating the underbody

Interesting Facts about Sei Whales

Sei Whales are found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They are 40 to 60 feet long and weigh around 100,000 pounds! They are a smooth animal with blue gray skin or blubber. They eat small fish and even smaller ocean creatures like krill and plankton. A Sei Whale lives to be about 70 years old. These animals were almost hunted to extinction, but after a global decision to protect them, most of the world has laws that protect them.

Did you know?

  • The name is pronounced “sigh” and is based on a Norwegian word that means “Pollack.” The Norwegians called the animal a “Pollack Whale” because it was often seen with schools of Pollack fish out in the ocean.
  • Sei Whales travel in groups of 2-5.
  • In 2010, a restaurant in Los Angeles, California had to close its doors because the authorities found out they were serving whale meat.
  • Sei Whales are fast swimmers and reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.
  • A Sei Whale will eat an average of 2000 pounds of food a day!

Lesson Plan Note: Sei Whales are great topic for a study of the whaling industry. This is probably a better topic for teenagers.