In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Killer Whale (Orca) Breaching step-by-step.
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The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a breaching Killer Whale step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
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 near the middle of the paper as a guide for the first part of the killer whale's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a lid, a cup or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: On the top, right side, draw another circle as a guide for the killer whale's head. Draw this circle the same way as the first. It should be about one-fifth the size of the first one. Don't draw the circles too close together, otherwise your killer whale will end up too short.
Step 3: Draw a diagonal line across the head to help you place the facial features later on. On the top, right side, draw a short, curved line as a guide for the orca's mouth.
Step 4: Draw two sloping lines that connect the two circles together to form the guide for the front part of the body. These lines should be somewhat parallel to the construction line that's inside the killer whale's head. Draw two more long lines under the big circle to create the guide for the lower part of the body.
Step 5: At the bottom, draw a long, horizontal line as a guide for the surface of the water.