How to Draw a School of Fish

A group of fish is known as a “school”, and seeing these beautiful creatures moving together in one colorful mass is a truly wonderful sight. Want to see for yourself? Then let’s take a closer look!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by using a black pen to draw the outline of a fish on the left of your page – add an almond-shaped body, with two smaller almond shapes at the back for a tail.


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Add a curved line to the front of the fish, and draw a ring inside this for the eye. Fill in the center of the ring.


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Now, repeat this with another fish just above the first one.


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Follow this with several more fish, fanning up across the page.


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Grab a yellow pen, and use this to shade the fish at the front, and another fish in the middle.


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Use a brown pen to add color to another fish at the front…


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And then switch to an orange pen for a few more of the fish.


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Now, use a brighter, lighter orange pen to bring a few more fish to life…


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And repeat this with a blue pen on a few others.


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Add color to a couple more with a red pen…


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And use a pink pen to complete the remaining fish.


And there we have it – a stunning school of colorful tropical fish, just waiting for their next adventure!

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