How to Draw A Shark. Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head.
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They feed primarily on smaller fish and invertebrates, while some larger shark species prey on seals, sea lions, and other marine mammals.
Although sharks are considered dangerous, they are still very fascinating creatures. And that led to a request for a free shark drawing tutorial.
You asked for it, so we delivered. Finally, we have put together a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a shark that is easier with 9 easy steps and simple illustrations. Grab a piece of paper and a pencil, and let’s draw together!
How to Draw A Shark
First, draw a diagonal, irregular oval shape with a pointed right edge. There should also be a minimal bump at the opposite end of the mold. This creates the shape of the shark’s body.
When drawing an outline, it is important to draw with light strokes. Avoid pressing too hard with the pen so you can easily erase lines you may not need later.
To ensure the shark is drawn in the center, you can create reference lines by drawing an intersecting horizontal and vertical shape on the paper. Where the two lines meet, mark where you should draw the outline.
Draw two connected leaf shapes to create the shark’s tail. The two figures resemble a leaf and should be rounded in the middle while the tip should be pointed.
Feel free to use the illustration shown above to make sure you get it right!
Connect the shark’s body and tail by erasing the overlapping line inside the figure.
This will make your drawing more sophisticated and neat.
Draw a slightly curved V-shaped line on the lower left side of the shark’s body. This forms one of the shark’s pectoral fins.
Again, take some time to remove any overlapping lines from the original outline of the body. Keep your drawing neat and tidy!
Draw another V-shaped line on the opposite side of the shark’s body.
At this point, both pectoral fins should be fully textured, as shown in the image above.
Draw a curved triangular shape on the shark’s torso. This forms the shark’s dorsal fin.
Note that the dorsal fin should be slightly larger than the shark’s pectoral fins but not as large as its tail.
Draw a curved line along the shark’s body. The line should start at the shark’s mouth and extend to the tail.
This creates a separation between the upper body and lower body of the shark.
Draw three parallel horizontal curved lines just above the shark’s pectoral fin. The lines should be at the top of the shark’s body, not the bottom.
This creates gills that sharks use to breathe underwater like any other species of fish.
Next, draw a curved line with a more concave curved line at the bottom, forming the shark’s mouth. This should be drawn near the edge of the shark’s face.
A shark wouldn’t be complete without sharp, pointy teeth, so in this step, we’re going to draw those.
Just draw parallel horizontal zigzag lines inside the outline of the mouth that we drew in the previous step. This creates the appearance of the shark’s pronounced teeth.
Draw an upright oval shape for the eyes. Then draw a small circle inside. Shade all the space inside the oval shape, leaving out the small unshaded circle.
That’s it – you’ve successfully drawn a wild shark! Now it’s finally time for the part we’ve all been waiting for – choose a color and color in the shark!
Although most sharks appear gray, they don’t have a standard color. Their colors can appear as gray, cream, brown, slate, yellow, blue, and other neutral colors.
This means the colors you use for your drawing are entirely up to you! Feel free to use a custom color set to color the shark. After all, it’s your work of art!
Your Shark Drawing is Finished!