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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Goldfish" 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 a circle as a guide for the goldfish's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the sides for the goldfish's tail and the head.
Step 2: Draw an arc on the right side of the circle as a guide for the goldfish's head. The length of the arc should be a little less than the width of the circle.
Step 3: Draw another arc on the left side of the circle as a guide for the back part of the goldfish's body. This arc should be a tiny bit longer and narrower than the first one. The end result should be similar to an eye.
Step 4: Draw a triangle-like shape on the left side as a guide for the goldfish's tail. First draw a long vertical line, then connect the line to the body using diagonal lines.
Step 5: Draw two small curved lines on the bottom part of the circle as a guide for the goldfish's pectoral fin.