How to Draw a Fish Jumping Out of Water

We all know that fish belong in water – but did you also know that some of them like to jump? Well, let’s take a closer look at ourselves in just a few short steps!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a wavy, jagged shape at the bottom of your page.


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Add two “teardrop” shapes inside this, making the tails of these a little longer.


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Now, add two more “teardrop” shapes to the top.


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Bring a series of curved dashes and lines around the bottom of the puddle.


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Grab a ruler, and draw a straight line across the page, just below the top of the puddle.


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Add a short line to the top right corner, and then bring the line across and up towards the top right-hand corner of the page. Add a “point”, and then connect this to the short line. Add a curve just inside the right line, and a small circle at the top corner.


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Draw another circle inside this, and then a small semicircle shape at the top.


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Bring down two curved lines from the bottom of this, and join them at the end with a point.


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Add another curve to the bottom, parallel to the one above, and then add a curved line to the top. Do you see your fish starting to take shape?


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Add two “teardrop” fins to the end to form the tail of the fish.


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Now, add another fin emerging from beside the head…


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And follow this up with two curved sections to the left, with a small dot above the top one.


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Connect these to the shape behind the head with two more sets of curved lines.


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Add small circles inside each section…


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And add another set of curved lines to the bottom of this part.


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Now, repeat this pattern on the right side of the central fin.


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Repeat this pattern all across the body of the fish…


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And then fill in the central part of the eye with a black pen.


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Take a yellow pen, and use this to shade the face.


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Add color to the fin at the front with a blue pen…


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And then fill in all the small circles with an orange shade.


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Grab a light blue pen, and add color to the strips at the top and bottom of the fish’s body.


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Now, use the yellow pen to shade the rest of the space in the center.


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Add color to the tail with a purple pen…


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And then shade the puddle and the space below the line with a blue pen for the water.


And there we have it – your very own fish out of the water, enjoying the freedom that comes with a great leap.

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