How to Draw a Shark

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In this drawing lesson, I will show you how to draw a shark – one of the most formidable creatures living in the ocean.

How to Draw a Shark
How to draw a shark step by step

There are many different sharks in the world, and using this lesson on how to draw a shark you can draw any kind (except for unusual ones, such as a hammerhead shark).

Earlier I showed you how to draw a fish. And in fact, the process of drawing a shark and a fish is very similar. When you start this lesson, you will be able to verify this.

At the very end, you can try to improve your shark drawing by adding some additional elements. For example, you can paint the background light blue and depict different fish around the shark, making it look like the shark is in the water.

If you are ready to start, then scroll down the page and start sketching!

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 25 minutes.

How to Draw a Shark

  1. Sketch out the body of the shark.

    Draw this part of the shark’s body in the form of an elongated oval with pointed corners.
    Shark drawing guide

  2. Draw the fins of the shark.

    Use elongated triangular geometric shapes to outline the dorsal and pectoral fins.
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  3. Draw the tail fin.

    You can make the top and bottom of the fin the same, or make the top larger than the bottom.
    how to draw a Shark for kids

  4. Add some details.

    Draw the eye as a dot, the mouth as a curved line, and the fins as three curved lines.
    Shark drawing lesson

  5. Erase the guidelines.

    Try not to touch the important lines of the sketch. After that, you can darken the lines of the drawing.
    Shark drawing tutorial

  6. Color the shark drawing.

    You can use blue-gray colors like in my example, or choose any other color palette.
    How to Draw a Shark

So this was a shark drawing lesson and I hope you enjoyed it. If so, write about it in the comments. Also, do not forget to download the PDF version of the tutorial, which includes the steps for this tutorial, as well as some useful additional content.

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