Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Whale (Cartoon)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two curved lines next to each other for the whale's eyes. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. When you get the shapes right, darken the lines and make them thick. The shape of the curved lines should be similar to a half-circle. Pay attention to the placement of the curved lines. Don't draw them too far apart.
Step 2: Under each curved line, draw a small circle for the irises. The circle on the left should be in the middle of the whale's eye. The circle on the right should be close to the left tip of the line.
Step 3: Inside each iris, off to the side, draw a tiny circle to represent glare. In the middle of each iris, draw a big dot for the pupils. As you shade the whale's pupils, don't overlap the tiny glare circles.
Step 4: Below the whale's eyes, draw a small U-shaped line for the mouth.
Step 5: Draw the whale's head by first making a small mark near the eye on the right. Now make a mark high above the eyes and another mark below the eyes. Now connect the marks using curved lines to create the shape of the head. Sketch lightly at first. When you get the curve right, darken the lines. Make the lines longer so that they stretch farther to the left. As you make the line at the top longer, curve it downward too.