How to Draw a Whale

Whales are magnificent creatures, known for being among the largest animals on our Earth. Ready to bring your own adorable whale to life? Then read on to discover how!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a blue pen to add a curved line across the page, and add a flick down at the end.


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At the bottom of the flick, take the line up at a diagonal, and then up to the top right-hand corner of the page.


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Add a wavy “flame” shape to the right, angled at around 90 degrees.


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Add a similar shape above this for the tail of your whale.


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Next, return to the left of the line, and bring a wavy line across from this, heading to the right.


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Add a large curved line to the right of the bottom section.


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Take this to a point, and then across to the top left-hand corner of the page, adding curves as you go.


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Continue this fin up to the top, and then connect this to the tail at the back with a wavy line.


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Add a small circle just in front of the fin.


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Add a series of ovals and circles to the top of the back…


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Use a darker blue pen to shade the rest of the body, leaving a small oval white.


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Use a black pen to add a small black dot to the eye…


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And then use a light blue pen to connect the tail to the fin with a curve, and bring two curved forward from the front of the fin and up. Add a blue circle to the top of this.


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Shade this section with the blue pen…


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And then use a dark blue pen to add curved lines across the belly.


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Use the light blue pen to bring small circles up from the front of the whale…


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And follow this with small fish and stars all around the animal. Add small fish with a green pen, and then stars and fish with an orange pen.


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Add small dots to the face of the fish with a black pen for the eyes.


And there we have it – the largest creature on Earth, living his best life – all that he needs now is a name!

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