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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Blue Whale" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two small circles as guides for the blue whale's body. The circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. Leave enough room on the left and right side for the blue whale's head and tail. Blue whales are very long, so don't draw the circles too close to each other, otherwise you'll end up with a short whale. The distance between the circles should be about the width of the two circles of the same size side by side.
Step 2: Draw an arc on the right side of the circle on the right as a guide for the blue whale's head. The arc should be similar to a greater-than sign (>). The length of the arc should be almost twice the width of the circle.
Step 3: Draw another arc on the left side of the circle on the left as a guide for the blue whale's tail. The arc should be a bit thinner and similar to a less-than sign (<).
Step 4: Draw two lines that connect the two sides to form the blue whale's body.
Step 5: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place the blue whale's facial features later on.