How to Draw a Pond With Fish

There are few things more relaxing than watching a soothing pond, with colorful fish playing beneath the waves – sounds like bliss, right? Well, let’s bring this idyllic scene to life in just a few short, simple steps.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a series of tall, thin shapes at the bottom of your page, creating points at the top for reeds.


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Repeat this with another set of reeds on the right…


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And then bring up two curved, parallel lines from the top of the left group of reeds. Take this across to the right, and join the sections in a point.


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Add a series of long half-circle shapes to the right of the tall section.


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Bring a curved line down from the end of this…


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And add an almond shape to the left – make the right end slightly flat.


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Now add a small eye to the right of the body, and add a wavy line emerging from the top.


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Bring a wavy line down beneath the eye and across to the left, and then add a curve below this.


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Repeat this to create a smaller fish to the left of this first one…


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And add a wavy fin to the back of the bodies.


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Add another large fish below the first one…


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And then add another set of three fish on the right.


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Now, add a tall “n” shape to the bottom of the curved line, and fill this with smaller shapes.


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Bring a thin strip up from the top of this…


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And add a small dragonfly to the top.


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Now, bring a wide puddle all around the bottom of the reeds…


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And shade the reed that the dragonfly has landed on with a black pencil.


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Use an orange pen to shade the fishing rod, and the top section of each of the fish.


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Grab a brown pencil, and shade the bottom of each fish…


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Fill in the remaining fin of the fish on the bottom left corner with the orange pen.


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And add the same color to the bottom of the dragonfly’s perch.


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Now, use a green pencil for the reeds…


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Now, use a bright blue pen to shade the puddle and the wings of the dragonfly.


And there we have it – your very own tranquil pond scene, complete with cute fish. What could be better?

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