How to Draw an Albacore Tuna

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Albacore Tuna 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 Albacore Tuna.

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How to Draw an Albacore Tuna - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a circle with a dot in it for the eye.

Step 2: Make a sideways M-shape around the eye for a mouth, and close it off with a curve to make the head.

Step 3: Connect two curved lines to the head, and end them in a skinny, V-shaped tail, as shown in the guide.

Step 4: Draw a triangle near the head with a little curve behind it on top of the body, a long, skinny oval in the middle of the body, and another curve near the head with a triangle behind it beneath the body.

Step 5: Behind the fins on the top of the body, draw seven tiny triangles. Draw another seven behind the fins on the bottom of the body. You have drawn an albacore tuna! You can color the upper side of the body dark blue, and the underside silver. Albacore tuna are predators that hunt in the open sea.

Interesting Facts about the Albacore tuna

The albacore tuna, also known by many other common names, is a fish that is found in tropical and temperate waters in all of the oceans around the globe. More specifically these fish are found in waters that are in temperatures of 13.5 degrees to 25.2 degrees Celsius.

Did you know?

  • Albacore tuna is the well-known tuna found in tuna fish cans, famous for being the all-white meat tuna in the United States
  • This fish is relatively large as it can weigh up to 40kg
  • These famous tuna are designed to be very fast swimmers due to the shape of their bodies which very closely resembles torpedos, a very smooth skin, and the pectoral fins that are extremely long in combination with its specially forked and crescent shaped tail fin
  • The fish is well known for the dark yellow colored dorsal fin and a paler yellow secondary dorsal fin, though the rest of its body is a metallic dark blue and silvery white
  • Albacore tuna are one of the types of fish that will form into schools of fish which are known to get to be up to 30 km wide! Can you imagine you and all of your classmates traveling long distances in one closely packed group?