Nemo is the star of Disney and Pixar’s animated films, Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016). Nemo is a young clownfish from the tropical coral reefs off the coast of Australia. In the first film, Nemo embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when he is captured by a diver and placed in a fish tank.
Clownfish are unique in that they make their home in a creature called an anemone – a word which young Nemo found particularly difficult to pronounce. Anemones are stationary creatures that attach themselves to the sea floor, capturing fish to eat using their stinging tentacles.
Clownfish enjoy a symbiotic relationship with the anemone. The fish rub against the anemone, covering themselves in a slimy substance that prevents them from being stung. They can then hide in the anemone from larger fish that would like to eat the small clown fish. What do the clownfish do for the anemone? It has been theorized that their presence ventilates the anemone, cleaning it and helping it to breath, or that the clownfish attracts predatory fish for the anemone to stun and eat.
Would you like to be able to draw Nemo? Doing so is easy, with the help of this simple, step-by-step tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper – and perhaps an eraser as well as markers, colored pencils, crayons, or paints. While Nemo is an orange clown fish, this type of fish can come in many colors, including red, yellow, and even purple.
Each step in this drawing guide contains both an illustration and explanatory text. Note that in each step, new lines drawn are highlighted in blue, while lines from previous steps have faded to black. Some steps will require you to erase lines, called guide lines, that were drawn in past steps.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Nemo
Enclose the tail usings a scalloped, wavy line. Draw a set of long, curved lines around the head, forming Nemo’s first stripe.
Extend a curved, scalloped line from the side of Nemo’s face, forming the other dorsal fin. Since this is Nemo’s “lucky fin” – the one that was damaged when he was still in the egg – let the line dip inward to indicate the irregularity of shape.
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