How to Draw a Shark

How to Draw a Shark step by step

The shark is the most dangerous sea animal. No wonder it has such frightening predatory appearance. A shark has a big sad mouth with a set of many sharp teeth. We need to draw this part first when drawing a shark. Also add a fin on its back. Other than that, a shark's features are no different from that of any other large Fish out there. Let us begin drawing a shark in pencil by sketching the basic outline and then gradually adding details. In order to give your drawing a more realistic effect, you might want to draw the underwater landscape around your shark.

Step 1

How to Draw a Shark, step 1

At the very beginning, draw a hardly noticeable horizontal line with your pencil in order to draw precisely the contour of the shark's body. You can even use a ruler at this stage. Visually split these horizontal lines into three parts, put down four points, and bridge them together.
Also bridge the farthest points of the line.

Step 2

How to Draw a Shark, step 2

It will be easier to draw the shark or Dolphin if you make one more estimated marking. You need to give the initial straight lines a finished look. Do so by referring to the contours in my drawing. Erase all unnecessary pencil lines that helped you plan earlier and start the following steps.

Step 3

How to Draw a Shark, step 3

Start drawing the back fin followed by the bottom fin. Drawing the front part of the shark's body might appear a bit challenging but if you pay attention, you'll see that there's not much to it.

Step 4

How to Draw a Shark, step 4

The shark drawing is almost finished. Now erase the rough contours of the shark's bottom and also any extra pencil lines in the front. Draw an eye in order to draw the shark's mouth precisely. It becomes easier to draw the contour of the mouth once the eyeball is in place.

Step 5

How to Draw a Shark, step 5

At this point, don't make it hard on yourself by complicating the drawing. You just need to draw the bottom teeth and the line that divides the back and the abdomen. This line doesn't have to be perfectly straight, so feel free to draw it at random, without pressing strongly on your pencil.

Step 6

How to Draw a Shark, step 6

It is not necessary to color in the shark drawing. However, it would be appropriate to shade in your shark's skin in #2 pencil. You can add some color in the background and draw a flock of fish nearby to make your drawing appear more realistic.

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