As well as being super cute, dolphins are also creatures with formidable intelligence. They are able to identify their relatives and close friends through a series of clicks and whistles, and these also allow them to communicate across vast spans of underwater space. Dolphins also have great memories, and fierce loyalty that sees them bound together despite the odds. Keen to learn more? Let’s start by learning to draw these amazing animals!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black pen, and drawing a curved line roughly in the center of your page, at the right end of this, flick the line up and across to the left, curving the end down slightly.
Just before this final flick, bring another line up, curving across to the left and back down.
Add a curved triangle shape to the bottom of the face…
And then saw another line inside this one, cutting the triangle roughly in half.
Bring an “arrow” shape around the edge of the triangle, but do not connect the left side.
Then, bring another line down from the center of the triangle, angling towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
At the end of this line, take the line to a 90-degree angle, and bring it across to the right. Curve it down at the end to face the bottom left-hand corner of the page. Then, add a curved line underneath this.
From the right end of this curved line, bring a line upwards, and then flick this back out to meet the line above it – this is the tail of your dolphin!
Return to the top of the curved line, and bring another line across to the left, curving it up to almost meet the line at the top – leave a gap before these connect.
In the gap, add another “C” shape to create a fin…
And add a similar shape just behind this first one, giving your dolphin two flippers.
Now, return to the line you started with, and continue this down, following the curve of the body.
At the end of this, bring the line back up to meet the bottom of the dolphin’s face…
And add another flipper pointing out to the right.
Next, add a small, triangular shape to the top of the head, roughly in the middle.
Just below this, add a large circle…
And fill this in with a smaller, circular shape, leaving a bump in the top of this.
Now grab a brown pen, and fill in the right-hand side of the mouth.
Use a red pen for the tongue and the rest of the mouth.
Using a light blue pen, fill in the rest of the body.
And there we have it – a super smart dolphin to enjoy and study! It is well worth taking the time to learn more about these fascinating creatures, as well as the underwater kingdoms that they tend to call home.