Begin by drawing a circle. This will form the fish's head.
Extend two long, curved lines from the top and side of the circle. These outline the fish's curving body.
Use a long, loosely "M" shaped line to enclose the fish's tail.
Add pectoral and tail fins to the fish's body by enclosing irregular shapes along its sides.
Create the fish's facial features with a curved line spanning the head and note the mouth's flatness.
Erase guide lines from the fish's head.
Add details to your koi fish by drawing lines for fins, depth on the face, and a dorsal fin.
Erase guide lines from the fish's face and dorsal fin.
Add details, including short ribbed lines on dorsal fin, oval for eye, barbel, and scales.
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