In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Flying Fish step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
To draw this Flying Fish step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 a circle near the left side of the paper as a guide for the front part of the flying fish's body. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the right, draw another circle using the four-marks method as a guide for the back of the body. The circles should be roughly the same size. Don't draw the circles too close together or the flying fish's body will be too short. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a lid.
Step 3: To the left of the first circle, draw a small arc as a guide for the front of the flying fish's head. Draw two long lines to connect the circles and complete the guide for the torso. Curve the lines a bit. The top line should be longer than the bottom line.
Step 4: On the right side, draw two long, sloping lines as a guide for the top of the tail. The lines should come to a point on the right side so that they form a triangular shape. On the bottom, draw an angled, V-shaped line as a guide for the first part of the flying fish's tail or caudal fin. At the top, draw a sideways, V-shaped line as a guide for the top part of the caudal fin.
Step 5: To the right of the first circle, draw a long, diagonal line as a guide for the flying fish's first wing-like pectoral fin. To the left, draw a curved, diagonal line for the other pectoral fin. Pay attention to the length of these lines in relation to the fish's body.