How to Draw a Dolphin

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a realistic Dolphin in  easy steps. This tutorial is going to be wicked fun, and wildly entertaining. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final sketch  of the simple.

 Facts about the Dolphin 

There are almost forty species of dolphin.They vary in size from 1.2 m and 40 kg, up to 9.5 m and 10 tonnes.They evolved 10 million years ago.Most dolphins have acute eyesight, both in and out of the water, and they can hear frequencies ten times or more above the upper limit of adult human hearing.They do have a sense of taste and show preferences for certain kinds of fish.They seem so smart, and they always look like they’re smiling.

So let’s learn how to draw a Dolphin.

Step 1: How to draw a dolphin front portion. Make a curved line with folding angle.

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Step 2: Use light scale pencil and light hand when you draw a dolphin. Draw a small circle for eye. Circle should not be microscopic.

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Step 3: Draw a curve line for dolphin middle body. Do not merge with other lines. Draw lines with distance.

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Step 4: Time to draw the dolphins lower portion. The line should be drawn in such a way that it should be deep fro  the middle . Merge the line from left side of the dolphin. Now you know how to draw the dolphin jaw line.

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Step 5:  Make an elongated and curve shape from the right side to make the half mouth line of the dolphin.

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Step 6: Now draw the dolphins face. Draw a jaw line of the lower jaw.

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Step 7: The scale of the dolphin left. Draw Half alphabet A  in a slanting manner from one side.  Draw two lines with depression.

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Step 8: These depression will draw an arm of dolphin  on one side.

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Step 9:  Make another arm on the other side. Now you know how to draw a dolphin.

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Step 10: Draw the dolphin tail by drawing two leaf shape joining at the end.

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Step 11: Initial drawing of dolphin is ready. Half of the drawing is done. Lets put some detail in it.

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Step 12: Its shading time. Select the light direction . Use dark and light shade technique on tail. To shade the tail keep in mind to draw a middle line for depression.

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Step 13: There are two parts of dolphin body. Shade the upper portion in light tone and lower potion in dark tone.

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Step 14: Select 2B pencil for shading lower portion and simple sketch pencil for shading for upper portion.

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Step 15: Properly place the light direction to complete the upper portion.

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Step 16: Do the shading in one direction for smooth effect.

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Step 17: Use dark shading near dolphin mouth. Do not forget to blend your shading.

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Step 18: Also shade the dark tone on the left arm.

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Step 19: The last step of shading processes to make the dark tone a little more dark . The whole process reflect on your artistic abilities.

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Step 20: By following these easy steps you can easily  draw a dolphin.

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I hope this tutorial how to draw a Dolphin help to a lot to draw the sketch.


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