How to Draw a Flowerhorn Fish

With stunning colors and a distinctive shape, it is easy to see why Flowerhorn fish have such a fan following – these are a truly incredible addition to any aquarium and a real treat for the eyes. Want to enjoy your very own, but lack the space and facilities for a fish? Then read on for everything you need to know!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black fineliner pen, and draw a large, curved “C” shape, angled at around 45 degrees, in the top left corner of your page.


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Add a small “U” shape to the top left of this, and then connect the bottom sides together with a bumpy line.


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Fill this shape with a series of parallelograms, squares, and pentagons – you can be creative with the shapes here!


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Now, add another curve around the top, and a small curve to the bottom left corner of the shape.


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From this bottom curve, add another “horseshoe” shape, with short lines across the bottom on each side. Then, extend the line on the left down and across to the right.


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Leave a gap, and then continue this line upwards. Add another curved line to the middle of this bottom section.


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Now, add a wavy line to the right of this. Take it to a point at the end, and bring a line down and in, heading off to the left. Add a line to the end, and then fill this shape with a series of short, wavy lines.


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Return to the line at the left, and add two more lines to the end of this, curving towards the bottom right-hand corners of the page.


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Now, add a “point” to the bottom of the line. At the top right of the point, bring a curved line across to the right.


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Add another “point”, this time heading to the right, and then bring a line across.


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Now, return to the top and bring a line across to the right, from, the end of the original shape.


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Add a point to the end, and then bring a line across to a point above the one at the bottom. Join the top and bottom with a curved vertical line.


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Now, add a wavy line just below the top of your creature. Add a series of tall, pointed triangle shapes, all connected to one another, to the top of this. Make them longer as they head towards the right.


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Return to the line at the bottom of these, and take it across to the right. Add a series of tall, thin “rectangle” shapes, heading into the tail area. Repeat this pattern all the way down, and then add a curved, vertical line to the left.


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Take the line at the bottom of the “rectangle” pattern across to the left, following the bottom curve of the fish. Add a series of sharp “points” to the bottom of this.


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Now, add more sharp points to the fin section in front of this, once again extending the line across and down, and then take it up to meet the curved line at the front.


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Next, add a wavy line just below the first section you drew. Add a “horseshoe” shape to the bottom of this, and cut across this with a wavy diagonal line. Add a small circle inside the left section to create the outline of the eye.


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Draw a wavy line at the bottom of the fish.


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And then add a series of “crescent moon” shapes behind the eye, all across the width of the body.


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Add a wavy line to the center of the body, cutting through the shapes, and joining to the patterns at either end.


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Continue the line at the top of the fin across to the left and right.


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Take a black pen, and add a bold outline to the outside of your fish.


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Then use a red pen for the top half of the body, leaving all the small shapes white.


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Add another section below this with an orange pen…


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And follow this with a yellow pen below and into the tail.


And there we have it – your very own stunning Flowerhorn fish to enjoy and appreciate! Why not spend a little time learning more about these curious creatures – they are truly fascinating!

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