How to Draw an Angelfish

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Learn how to draw a great looking Angelfish with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Angelfish.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Angelfish

How to Draw a Great Looking Angelfish for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the angelfish outline by drawing a long curved line. This will form the top of the fish's face and dorsal fin. Then, use curved lines to enclose the arch shape of the eye. Within the eye, draw two successively smaller circles. Shade between them to indicate the pupil.

Easy Angelfish Drawing - Step 2

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Extend a curved line from the front of the face to form the fish's beaklike snout. Draw a "U" shaped line at the corner of the mouth, then extend another curved line down from the mouth.

Easy Angelfish Drawing - Step 3

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use pairs of curved lines that meet at sharp points to enclose the pectoral fins.

Easy Angelfish Drawing - Step 4

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use curved lines that meet at a sharp point to enclose the triangle shape of the large anal fin.

Easy Angelfish Drawing - Step 5

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use curved lines that meet at points to draw the double-triangle shape of the fish's tail.

Easy Angelfish Drawing - Step 6

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use a long curved line to connect the top of the tail to the tip of the dorsal fin, fully enclosing the angelfish outline.

Easy Angelfish Drawing - Step 7

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw a curved line around the fish's mouth, from the front of its face to its chin. Then, extend parallel lines from the pectoral fin to the front of the dorsal fin. These are the first of the fish's stripes.

Add More Details to Your Angelfish Picture - Step 8

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw long curved lines across the fish's body, from the dorsal fin to the anal fin.

Complete the Outline of Your Angelfish Drawing - Step 9

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw curved lines from the dorsal fin to the anal fin and along the base of the tail. Texture the tail fin with curved lines.

Color Your Angelfish Drawing

Angelfish step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your angelfish outline is now complete. Angelfish come in many colors, so feel free to get creative!

If you want to shade your fish realistically, color two wide black stripes and a black tail. Leave the rest of the stripes mostly white, but accented with yellow.

For more great sealife drawing tutorials, see the collection of Cute Sealife Drawing Ideas..

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Learn More About The Angelfish Drawing

Would you like to draw a delicate angelfish? This easy, step-by-step angelfish drawing tutorial can show you how.

Angelfish come in many shapes and sizes. Some live in the ocean, while others are freshwater fish. Most angelfish have triangle-shaped bodies and long dorsal and anal fins.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

The shape of the long fins in this angel fish drawing, along with its stripes and colors, resembles the fish called a Moorish idol. It lives on coral reefs in the pacific ocean.

You can draw a wild home for your angelfish! Use this coral reef drawing guide. Or, you can bring your angelfish home with you when you learn how to draw a fish tank.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Whale Shark or Cartoon Seahorse Drawing tutorials.

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