In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Megalodon Shark 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 Megalodon Shark 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: Start by drawing a circle near the right side of the paper as a guide for the megalodon shark's head. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine the height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. Draw a curved, horizontal line across the circle. This is a guide to help you place the shark's facial features later on. 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: Starting at the top of the circle, draw a long line that curves to the left as a guide for the top part of the megalodon's body. The line should slope downward. Pay attention to the length of the line in relation to the circle. At the bottom, draw a long line that slopes upward to finish the guide for this extinct shark's body.
Step 3: On top of the body, draw a vertical line that tilts slightly as a guide for the megalodon's dorsal fin. Under the body, near the middle, draw a long line that slopes to the left as a guide for the first pectoral fin. On the lower, right side of the circle, draw a line that slopes to the right as a guide for the other pectoral fin.
Step 4: On the left tip of the body, draw a short line for the first part of the tail or caudal fin. On top of the line, draw a tall, angled line that's similar in shape to an upside-down letter V for the top part of the tail. At the bottom, draw a shorter V-shaped line as a guide for the bottom half of the megalodon shark's caudal fin.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.