How to Draw a Cartoon Hammerhead Shark

Sharks have something of a bad reputation, but they are actually smart, intelligent creatures – and this is particularly true of hammerheads! Why not break the stigma and bring your own cute shark to life through the power of art? Let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a black pen, and add a wavy line to the top left-hand corner of your page.


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Bring this down at the ends, and loop the lines across and up.


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Add a slight curve to the left shape, and bring a curved line across from the right, taking this down, right and back up.


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Add two pointed shapes to the end of this for the tail of your shark.


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Connect this to the left shape with a curved line.


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Add a curved fin to the top, just in front of the tail, and repeat this on the bottom. Add another small fin to the center of these.


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Add two small circles to the shapes at the top for those distinctive hammerhead eyes…


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And add a curved line halfway down for the details of the eyes.


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Add a wavy line in the center for the mouth, and add a mark to the end of this.


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Bring a “U” shape to the bottom of this, and add a curved line below for the mouth. Add an “m” shape to the bottom of the mouth.


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Add a curved line down the center of the body of your shark.


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Now, add a fin just behind the right eye, and another two below this, with one at the bottom of the body.


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Use a blue pen to shade these fins, the top of the body, and the tail.


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Use a brown pen for the top of the mouth…


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And a bright pink for the tongue.


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Grab a gray pen, and shade the bottom of the body and the edge of the eyes.


And there we have it – who said that sharks had to be scary and fearsome; this guy looks pretty friendly to us!

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