How to Draw a Parrotfish

With their bright colors, cheerful patterns, and distinctive look, parrotfish are a real visual treat – and we have all that you need to bring your own parrotfish to life in just a few short steps; let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a blue pen to add two curved lines to the left of your page, and join these at the left with a straighter line. Add a curved line to the right of this.


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Now, add an angled “U” shape to the bottom of this, and add another shape inside this first one.


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Bring a curved line down at the bottom of this, curving to the right, and then bring a curved line up, across and down, before bringing the line up at the end for the top of the parrotfish.


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Now, add two small fin shapes to the end of the bottom line.


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Add a circle to the back of the mouth for the eye, and then add a curved line behind this.


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Continue the curved line up slightly, and then add another, larger fin to the top of this.


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Bring a curved line across from the right of this, and then add a pointed tail to the back of the fish.


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Add small marks inside the tail for scales…


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And then add a long, curved fin to the top of the head.


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Now, add more lines down the length of this.


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Grab a pink pen, and add small marks all across the back of the body.


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Use a red pen to add a ring inside the eye…


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And then use a black pen to add more detail to the eye.


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Grab a purple pen, and shade the space above the mouth, and at the bottom of the top fin.


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Use this same color to add long, thin patterns across the back.


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Use the purple pen to shade the spaces around these patterns on the main body of your fish.


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Grab a dark blue pen, and add color to the top of the tail, the bottom of the face, and the edges of the bottom fins.


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Use a green pen for the patterns on the back of the fish…


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And then use a red pen for the inside of the mouth.


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Grab an ocean blue pen, and add color to the ends of the fins and the space above the mouth.


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Use a potato brown pen to add patterns and designs to the front of the head.


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Use the potato brown pen to shade the space around these.


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Grab a cyan pen, and shade the space behind the mouth and the bottom of the face.


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Use an orange pen for the space behind this blue section, and a yellow pen to add a small yellow circle to the center of this.


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Use a green pen to the top and side fins.


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Use a blue pen for the lips and the top of the mouth…


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And then use a blue pencil for the end of the tail.


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Use a green pen for the spots on top of the head.


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Now, use a gray pencil for the spot at the front of the head.


And there we have it – your very own adorable, colorful parrot fish to learn more about; now is your chance to do a little more research to find out more!

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