How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of a Shark

Sharks are creatures with a bad reputation – but they are actually smart, curious, and majestic! To help learn more about these creatures, let’s discover their life cycle in just a few short, simple steps.


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Start with a black pen, and draw a wavy oval shape in the right side of your page – almost like a potato on its side.


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Add a curved line to the right, and take this across to the left, add a pointed fin, and then add a shark’s tail to the back. Connect this to the original shape at the bottom.


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Bring a line across from the bottom of the tail, and take this across and up.


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Add small circles inside the original shape…


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And connect these with small lines.


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Now, add an “m” shape, rotated 90 degrees, to the bottom of this shape.


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Bring the line across at the top, add a small fin, and then a small tail at the right side. Join this to the original shape with a curved line.


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Add a large oval shape to the bottom of this, and draw a curved line at the side…


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And then add a small circle to the left side for an eye, with a curved gill behind this, and curved lines.


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Add the outline of a slightly larger shark to the left.


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Add a small eye to the front of the shark…


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And add a wavy line to the bottom of this, with a small oval at the bottom. Fill this with small circles inside.


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Add another shark shape to the top of this, facing towards the right side.


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Add a curved line down the center of this, and a row of razor-sharp teeth at the top and bottom of the jaws.


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Add an eye to the top right, and then add three curved lines behind this.


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Now, draw the head and front of a shark to the top of the diagram.


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Add the fins and tail to create the outline of the shark.


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Add a curved line down the center of this shark…


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Add three curved lines to the top of this line for gills, and then add small lines to the front of this.


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Add a wavy line in front of these gills, and then add a small eye shape to the bottom.


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Add a row of razor-sharp teeth to the top and bottom jaws.


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Use an orange pen to add arrows between each shape, connecting these.


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Use a blue pen for the top of the bigger sharks, and the bodies of the smaller ones.


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Use a lighter blue pen for the bottom of the larger sharks.


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Now, use a purple pencil for the inside of the first shape.


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Use an orange pen for the circular shapes on the first three stages…


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And then name the stages, from top to bottom: “ADULT SHARK”, “EGGS”, “OVOVIPARITY”, “NEWBORN”, “YOUTH SHARK”.


And there we have it – your own shark lifecycle to study. There is, however, plenty more to learn about these creatures, so why not do a little research and discover more!

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