How to Draw a Dolphin

How to Draw a Dolphin

The topic of this lesson is how to draw a dolphin, step-by-step. The Dolphin is most curious and kind sea creature. Therefore, many of us love to watch their water performances and kids love to draw them. Drawings of dolphins are easy. Its body resembles that of a fish. The most important thing is to correctly draw the dolphin's head.

Step 1

How to Draw a Dolphin, step 1
The top outline of a Dolphin. A dolphin possesses prominent graceful movements that should be emphasized in your drawing. Interestingly enough, despite its resemblance to a fish, dolphin is not a fish but a mammal. Drawing a dolphin is easy. You only need to draw the body with fins and a smiling mouth. In the first step of drawing a dolphin you should draw the upper part of an elongated oval for the body and then sketch the fin and the tail.

Step 2>

How to Draw a Dolphin, step 2
The lower outline of a Dolphin. Let's draw the dolphin's belly. You need to add a parallel line below the top line of the dolphin's body. In this step you can draw just two straight lines at an angle, as shown in my illustration.

Step 3

How to Draw a Dolphin, step 3
Dolphin is a very elegant animal. Keep in mind that you must smooth out any angles and make any lines slightly curved on the body of the dolphin. This way you can better convey the animal's graceful shape. Also you must abide by the proper proportions of its body.

Step 4

How to Draw a Dolphin, step 3
Draw the Dolphin's fins. A dolphin's fins are medium-sized. Try to draw them as accurately as possible. First draw the fin on top of the body. Then draw a fin on each side. At the end you need to draw a tail's fin that is divided into two parts. Don't forget to round off the shape of the dolphin's nose and mouth. Your dolphin drawing is almost ready. You only need to add a few more details. Now you can think about the surroundings.

Step 5

How to Draw a Dolphin, step 3
Final step to drawing a Dolphin. In this step you will work on the details of your dolphin drawing. Erase all unnecessary sketches left over from previous steps. Be sure to shade in your drawing. The shades will add volume and help make your drawing come to life. If you decide to depict the dolphin jumping out of the water, you cannot convey the whole beauty of this animal unless you color it in with crayons or paints.

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