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How to Draw a Cartoon Fish

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THE FISH THAT ALMOST GOT AWAY! A Cartoon Fish is an awesome thing to draw. But you have caught him with your pencil. This draw a cartoon fish step by step lesson is a great for kids or adults. This fun fish drawing is colorful and happy. You could draw a whole school of fish like this one in a fish tank drawing or an underwater scene or painting. You could draw a picture where there is a fishing boat on top of the water and along line coming down to a hook in front of his cartoon fish. You could even put a cartoon worm on the hook. Use your imagination and have fun drawing.


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Now let's get started with the Cartoon Fish drawing
step by step drawing tutorial.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 1:
Begin your cartoon fish drawing with two long curves crossing where the tail will be. Add a shorter curve for the fish's mouth.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 2:
Add a large circle for the eye, some triangular fins on the side and bottom and a larger fin on the back that reaches almost to the tail fin.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 3:
Refine the shape of the fish's outline creating a stubby nose. Draw a pupil for the eyes. Add some curves for gills. Complete the outline of the tail and add ridges to the fins.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 4:
Refine the fins and fill in the eye leaving a white spot or a highlight.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 5:
Sketch some curved lines to indicate the roundness of the body. Space them fairly evenly as they will help you to draw the fish scales.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 6:
Sketch curves for the scale. Stagger each row by half a scale.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 7:
Ink your fish drawing with pen or marker.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 8:
Clean up your sketch in preparation for coloring or painting.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 9:
Lay down your base color for the body. Light Blue.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 10:
Lay down the base color for the fins and overlay and blend it with the body color. Yellow.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 11:
Overlay and blend accent colors. Purple.

Cartoon Fish Drawing Tutorial Part 12:
Overlay the strongest accent colors. In this case red.

Congratulations you have finished this online art lesson,
"How to Draw a Cartoon Fish!"

Great Job!

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