How to Draw a Simple Shark

Sharks have something of a bad reputation; the media and literature have painted them as scary, fearsome killers with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. In truth, there is far more to sharks than this stereotype – let’s take a closer look!


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Grab a blue pen, and draw a curved line across your page. Take this down at the end, and then loop it back across towards the left.


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Add a large, curved, pointed fin to the end of this line.


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Now, add another fin to the top line…


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And continue the bottom line across to the left to meet the one above it. Join the two lines with a large, pointed tail.


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Add a small triangular fin just in front of the tail…


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And then add a small circle to the right side of the head.


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Fill in the rest of the body with the blue pen.


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Now, use a slightly darker shade of blue to add three curved lines to the bottom of the shark, in front of the bottom fin.


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Use a black pen to add a small ring inside the eye, and follow this with a small mark to the bottom of the jaw.


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Use a sky blue pen to bring a curved line down from the bottom of the nose, and take this in, and then back out. Take the line back down and across to meet the tail.


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Fill this section in with the sky blue pen…


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And then use the dark blue pen to add a curved line to the bottom in front of the fin, and another, small triangular fin to the bottom at the back.


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Use the sky blue pen to turn the curved line into another small fin…


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And then use a red pen to shade the mouth, leaving small white marks for the famous teeth.


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Make sure that the shark’s nose is sharp enough. Use the blue pen and the sky blue pen to complete the shark’s nose.


And there we have it – a not-so-scary simple shark. Why not hit the books and learn more about the power and majesty of sharks? They are incredible creatures at heart!

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