How to Draw an Abstract Dolphin

Out of all the marine creatures who inhabit our oceans, dolphins are often picked as a favorite for many people. They are incredibly intelligent, very friendly, and super cute to boot. In the next few steps, we will bring them to life before your very eyes.


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Use the gray pencil to draw a slightly curved line in the middle of your page, and leave a slight gap in the middle.


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Bring the line on the right-hand side down, across towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page, and curve it back in and across to the left to create that distinctive bottle nose.


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Leave a slight gap, and bring the curved line across and down to create a tail on the left-hand side.


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Return to the gap at the top, and add two curved lines joined with a curved point, creating a fin.


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In the gap at the bottom, add two more wavy lines, once again joined with a curved point at the bottom for another fin…


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And add another fin in front of the first. Then, use a line to add another section to each of the bottom fin.


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Take an eraser, and remove the lines in the fins, leaving you with a strong, clear outline.


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Use a red pen to add a “splodge” shape to the bottom of the tail, and fill this in.


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Next, grab a blue pen, and fill in the bottom of the tail with the shade.


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Return to the red pen, and fill in the rest of the tail, and the bottom line of the animal. Next, add a wavy line moving across the body, and curving down to the back bottom fin. Add a small circle to the top of the shape.


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Use the red pen to fill in the space underneath the line, leaving the circle empty.


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Switch to a yellow-green pen, and add another wavy line across the body, into the face and nose of the dolphin.


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Switch to a cyan pen, and add another section below the yellow line, dividing the front fin in two.


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Then, use the cyan pen to fill in this section in blue.


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Grab the yellow-green pen, and fill in the next section up, below the yellow line.


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Use an orange pen to add a wavy section to the front, above the nose, and fill this in.


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Add another “splodge” in front of the top fin, and a small circle behind this fin.


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Use a yellow pen to add a wavy line behind the orange dot.


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Now, use a purple pen to add a wavy section to the top of the dolphin…


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And add a section below this using the orange pen.


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Grab the purple pen, and fill in the section you outlined with the purple pen.


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Grab a pink pen, and fill in the rest of the body…


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Use a cyan pen to add a little drop at the bottom…


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And a yellow-green pen to add a “splodge” to the left of this.


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Finally, use an eraser to remove any pencil marks and complete your dolphin.


Now you have your very own stunning, colorful dolphin design – why not take some time to learn more about these gorgeous creatures, and the amazing things they can do!

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