How to Draw Fish Underwater

While there are plenty of beautiful things to see above land, there is also another, often hidden world located beneath the waves of any ocean. Want to take a sneak peek at some super cute fish? Then let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by using a black pen to draw a small circle in the top right of your page, and then add a small black circle inside this.


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Add a long, curved shape all around this ring, with two “points” to the right – this is the body of your first fish.


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Add a square tail to the back of the fish…


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And then curved fins at the top and the bottom.


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Next, add three sets of parallel, wavy lines all down the body of the fish to create stunning scales.


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Next, bring two curved points to the bottom of the fish, at the front.


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Add another ring just below this to create the eye of a second fish…


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And then add another body around this, with the mouth to the right.


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Now, add another tail to the left…


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And curved fins at the top and bottom.


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Next, add a curved triangle shape just behind the eye on this second fish.


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Bring a series of small oval shapes all across the body…


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And then draw another eye and body to the right of this.


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Add a tail to the back of the third fish…


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And this time add long, thin fins across the top and bottom.


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Now, add bumpy lines across the back of the tail.


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Add a fourth fish to the bottom right-hand corner of the page.


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Add a pointed “forked” tail to the back of this fish…


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And then add curved fins across the top and bottom.


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Then, add a series of curved shapes all across the body, in front of the tail.


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Next, add another fish to the top right…


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And add a wavy tail to the back of this.


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Draw curved shapes at the top and bottom for fins…


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And then add a series of fine marks inside the tail and fins.


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Now, add a small curved fin to the front of the bottom, and another just behind the eye. Add the outline of another fish just to the left of your page.


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Give this one a pointed forked tail, and add small curved shapes to the bottom. Then, add an angled square shape to the top, and fill in the body with vertical stripes.


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Now add another fish to the top left, making this one long and thin.


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Add pointed curves to the bottom for fins, and a wavy section at the top. Add a tail with a long, thin point to the right.


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Now, add another fish to the very left of your page – this one should have a wavy line at the back, and curved lines at the top and bottom angling in to two points at the right.


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Add a triangular tail to the back of the fish, and then enclose the eye in a wavy semicircle shape, and add a small triangle behind this. Then, add a wavy section just in front of the tail.


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Add another long, thin fish to the bottom left of the page, and give him a glorious, triangular-shaped tail, with wavy lines at the left end. Add long, pointed fins to the top and bottom.


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Add a short curved line behind the eye, and fill in the body with small dots.


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Then, add a series of fine, thin lines across the top fin and the tail.


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Use the black fineliner pen to add dots to the ends of these lines…


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Draw another fish like this just below, reversing everything so that it is facing the left.


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Add another fish to the left of this – angle him down towards the bottom left of the page, and add long, curved lines across the length of the body. Add a series of fine lines in the tail…


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And then add two more fish just like this, below the first one.


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Now, add a series of tall, curved shapes to the bottom left of your page to create reeds, and add a wavy “figure 8” shape to the right, with a wavy curved line in the center of this.


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Add three “columns” of small circles across the page…


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And then add a wavy, horizontal line to the top and bottom of the page.


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Use a blue pen to fill in the bottom section of the ocean, and a very light blue pen for the middle section.


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Now, use a yellow pen for the fish in the top right, the bottom right, and two on the left.


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Add color to those in the middle with a pink pen…


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And use a red pen to brighten up stripes and fins.


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Use a bright blue for the fish on the far right, and the bottom of your group of three in the middle.


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Grab a green pen for the face and top of this group, the body of the one to their left, and tails and fins. Use the same shade for the plants at the bottom.


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Next, use a purple pen for the fins and tail of your fish at the right, the top of your group of three, and the details of the triangle fish at the left.


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Add dark brown stripes to your stripy friend on the left to complete your school.


And there we have it – an idyllic underwater scene. We don’t know about you, but that looks super peaceful and calming.

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