How to Draw Dolphin

By | November 15, 2016

How to Draw Dolphin

A Step by Step Instruction on how to Draw a Dolphin

Dolphin is the most curious, kind and smart sea animal. Probably, it’s the reason why people love dolphins so much and kids like drawing them. It’s easy to draw a dolphin since it looks very much like fish that all kids can draw. The main thing here is to draw the head and keep an eye on all the rest proportions. If you draw a dolphin step-by-step, you’ll manage to draw a dolphin. First, you draw it with the help of a simple pencil. Then, you may color it with colorful pencils or paints.

1. Draw an oval line of the dolphin’s body.

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Your dolphin is built very much like fish. At the same time, it’s not fish. It’s a mammal that likes jumping out of water very much. When you draw a dolphin that’s jumping out of water, you need to show how elegant it is. That’s why you need to draw the silhouette of the body with smooth lines, you’d better do it with the single movement of your hand. It’s not difficult to draw a dolphin. You only need to draw the curved-like body, fins and the extended “nose” exactly the way they are in real life. On the first stage, draw these easy outlines of the body, head and tail.

2. Draw the outline of the fin and tail.

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Now you need to add simple hatches to the picture the way it is shown. You don’t necessarily have to draw the lines ideally straight. Later, we’ll be able to erase or correct them. The main thing on this stage is to find the correct location for the body and the head and keep an eye on the proportions. That’s why you need the lines.

3. The overall outline of the body, fin and tail.

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Once you made sure that all the proportions are correct, you need to connect all parts of the outlines of the body and the tail. Draw the angle that divides the tail in halves with one smooth line for now. If there are straight lines left, you need to make them curved a bit. The dolphin looks very elegant. You show the elegance with the help of smooth lines and exact proportions of the head and the fins. The fins shouldn’t be too small or big. Try to draw them as close to life as possible. First, draw the upper fin, then, two fins on the sides and, then, the tail fin that’s divided in halves.

4. How to draw the head of the dolphin.

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Now you may erase the “old” outline with an eraser. However, you may do it once the head of the dolphin is drawn. It’s not difficult to do. Have a look at our picture and just copy the head. Do not forget to make the nose of the dolphin a bit round and draw the line of the eyes and mouth. The picture is almost finished. You only have to add some details. Then, you may think of the sea-scape that will surround your dolphin.

5. The final step.

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On this stage, you need to check all the proportions and correct small details. Once you make sure that your dolphin is drawn correctly, get to hatching the picture with a simple pencil.

6. The hatching of the picture with a simple pencil.

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If you are just training, hatch the picture with a simple pencil. The shadows will make your picture more volumetric and “alive” like. If you want to draw the whole picture, for example, a picture of a dolphin that is jumping out of water, you will necessarily need to color your picture with colorful pencils or paints.

7. Coloring your picture with colorful paints.

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If you want to draw the whole picture, for example, a picture of a dolphin that is jumping out of water, you will necessarily need to color your picture with colorful pencils or paints.

How to Draw a Dolphin With a Simple Pencil Step by Step

Step 1. On this lesson, you’ll find out how to draw a dolphin step-by-step. Let’s start with outlining the body, the fin on the back, the forehead tubercle and the nose.

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Step 2. Now we make the sketch of the tail, the tail fin that’s divided in halves and the fins.

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Step 3. Let’s get to drawing the head and the eye. Then, add details to the nose.

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Step 4. The next thing to do is to make the silhouette of the dolphin more smooth. Add the tail fin and the chest fin.

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Step 5. The last thing to do is to add shadows. They will make your picture more volumetric. That’s it!

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