Learn how to draw a great looking Shark with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Shark.
Around 440 different kinds of sharks live in oceans and seas around the world. For better or for worse, this animal has often been vilified in popular culture.
From 1975's iconic blockbuster film Jaws, to the character of Bruce from Finding Nemo, to Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week, sharks have long been both feared and adored.
Would you like to draw your very own cartoon shark? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. This shark isn't scary - in fact, he's smiling!
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All you will need is a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pencil or pen. You may also want to have an eraser handy to correct any mistakes, and some markers, crayons, or colored pencils with which to color your finished drawing.
Each step of this drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, new lines are highlighted in light blue, whereas lines from previous steps are shown in black.
You may want to sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your early lines as you go along.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Shark
How to Draw a Great Looking Shark for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
Begin by drawing a circle. This will become the shark's head.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 2
Extend two curved lines from the head to form the shark's snout.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 3
Below the snout, extend two more curved lines. These lines form the lower jaw.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 4
Draw two long, curving lines extending from the back of the head. These lines outline the shark's body.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 5
Erase the guide lines from the head.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 6
Draw a large "U" shaped line at the base of the body to form the tail fin.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 7
Draw two overlapping curved lines across the bowl of the "U" shaped line.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 8
Draw a horizontal curved line within the middle of the body. From this line, extend two longer curved lines that meet in a point. This triangular shape forms the shark's pectoral fin.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 9
Extend three curved lines from the shark's back. Allow the lines to meet in a point, forming the dorsal fin. This is the fin that is often seen above the water when a shark is swimming nearby.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 10
Below the mouth, extend two curved lines to meet in a point. This shape forms the far pectoral fin.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 11
Draw a wavy line from the tip of the nose to the pectoral fin, and another from the pectoral fin to the tail.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 12
Use short, slightly curved lines to form a series of small triangles within the mouth. These are, of course, the sharp teeth.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 13
Erase the guide line from the pectoral fin.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 14
Draw a curved line within the mouth to form the back side of the jaw.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 15
Draw an oval to form the eye, and another oval at the tip of the snout to form the nostril.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 16
Using two curved lines, draw the enclosed shape of the eyebrow above the eye. Draw a curved line through the eye to form the pupil.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 17
Draw two small circles within the pupil. Shade the pupil and the eyebrow.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 18
Draw a curved line down the length of each pectoral fin.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 19
Add detail to the tail, pectoral fin, and dorsal fin by drawing short, curved lines. Place a series of curved lines between the mouth and pectoral fin to form the gills.
Easy Shark Drawing - Step 20
Color your finished cartoon shark.
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