How to Draw a Hammerhead Shark

Of all the sharks that inhabit our oceans, the hammerhead is perhaps one of the most recognized and identified, thanks to their distinctive shapes and bodies. Ready to create your own hammerhead shark? Then we have the steps you need to succeed.


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Use a black pen to add a pointed, curved shape in the top right-hand corner of your page.


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Add a smaller pointed shape to the right of this, and fill it in, leaving a small mark on the left side. Add a wavy line to the bottom of this; this will be one of the eyes of your shark.


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Bring two “bumps” across to the right, and then add an “m” shape to the right of this, extending the right line down slightly.


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Take the ends of the “m” down to form almost a heart shape, and then add a curved point to the bottom left of this. Add an “n” shape to the bottom.


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Add curved lines to the top of this shape, and then a row of triangles to the bottom – these are the teeth.


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Bring a curved line down and across to the left…


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And then add two triangle shapes.


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Add a curved fin around halfway up this curved line, and add points to the bottom of this.


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Extend the bottom line across to the left slightly, and then curve it downward.


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Return to the left side of the eye, and bring a line across to the right, and then loop it back to the left, taking it down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.


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Add a pointed fin to the top, with a serrated edge on the left side. Then, add another small triangular fin to the left of this.


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Add the tail to the back of these lines, and add slight serrations to the back line of this.


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Now, use a series of shorter lines to create a longer line across the back of the shark, and add two “points” to the right end of this.


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Add two curved lines above this, making the end slightly triangular, and add another line just inside the edge of the top fin.


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Shade in the top of the mouth with a black pen…


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Use a dark blue pen to shade the end of the tail, the end of the fins and to draw a wavy line across the body and up behind the head.


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Shade the space above this line with the blue pen, and use the same shade for the eye and the top of the head.


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Use a blue pen to add a line across the bottom of the body, and in the bottom fin…


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And then use a slightly darker shade of blue for the rest of the shark’s body.


And just like that, you have your very own adorable hammerhead shark – doesn’t he look friendly? Why not spend a little time learning about these creatures – they are not as scary as they may appear!

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