How to Draw a Baby Fish

Whether you are a fan of fish or prefer to keep your distance, there is one thing that is pretty undeniable – and that is that even for those who are not keen on the creatures, baby fish are the cutest. Don’t believe us? Then see for yourself in just a few short, simple steps!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a small circle to the right of the center.


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Add a second circle to the right of this, and then add a smaller, third circle at the bottom of this one.


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Next, add two smaller circles to the right of each of the inner sections.


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Add a curved line behind these circles. Bring curved lines up at either end and then add a series of points along the top, creating a crown shape.


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Connect the crown to the circles at the front – the eyes – with a curved line. Bring another curved line down at the back, and then take the line down and across to the right, ending just below the eyes.


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Draw a curved line at the top of this, add a “bump” to the right side, and then connect this to the bottom of the eyes.


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Now, add a tail to the back of the fish with angled lines reaching towards the top and bottom corners, followed by a series of block shapes in the center.


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Draw a “teardrop” shape in the center for a fin, and add a circle to the top of this.


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Now, draw a series of four-petalled flowers across the body of the fish.


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Follow this with a series of curved, vertical stripes along the back.


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Add a series of circles around the stripes…


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And then add circles, with smaller circles inside, emerging from the front of the fish. These should grow in size as they get closer to the top of the page.


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Add another shape inside the crown, and follow this with shapes inside the fin and the tail at the back.


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Now, use a brown pen to add color to the eyes, and the very back of the tail.


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Use a pink pen for the inner section of the tail, crown and fin, the top of the fin, and a few of the flowers.


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Switch to a light red pen for the rest of the crown, tail, and fin…


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And then use a gray pen for the bubbles at the front.


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Use the brown pen to fill in the stripes on the back, and the circles around these.


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Finally, shade the main body of your fish with a light brown pencil.


Now – even someone who deems themselves a “fish hater” could not deny the cuteness of this colorful baby fish, and his adorable, happy expression!

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