Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Betta Fish" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the betta's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the sides for the betta fish's head and the long fins.
Step 2: Draw an arc on the left side of the circle as a guide for the head. The arc should be similar to a less-than sign (<).
Step 3: Draw another arc on the right side of the circle as a guide for the back portion of the betta's body. This arc should be almost as long as the circle and the first arc combined.
Step 4: Draw an angled line inside the circle as a guide for the betta fish's pectoral fin.
Step 5: Draw a shape similar to a half-circle on the top right side of the body as a guide for the betta fish's dorsal fin. To draw this guide, first draw a horizontal line to the right of the body, then add a big arc on top.