In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Whale Shark step-by-step.
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To draw this Whale Shark 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 big diamond-like shape as a guide for the whale shark's head. First, on the left side of the paper, draw a big, angled line that's similar to a less-than sign (<). Then to the right, draw another angled line that's similar to a greater-than sign to close off the shape. This diamond should be wider than it is tall. The bigger it is, the bigger your whale shark will be.
Step 2: Draw a sloping line across the head as a construction line that will help you place the whale shark's facial features later.
Step 3: Starting on the right corner of the diamond, draw a line that slopes up for the first part of the guide for the body. The longer you draw this line, the longer your whale shark will be. Draw a curved line at the top to close off the guide for the body. The right side should be pointy.
Step 4: On the right, draw the guide for the whale shark's pectoral fin using a shape that's similar to the letter V on its side.
Step 5: At the top, draw two triangular shapes as guides for the whale shark's dorsal fins. Make the shape on the left bigger. The left edges of these shapes should slope more than the right edges.