How to Draw a Shark Step by Step for Kids

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how to draw a shark
How to Draw a Shark

Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. In today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw a shark. After drawing we are going to colour the shark.

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of shark for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Follow along with us for drawing a shark in 8 easy steps.

Art Materials & Equipment

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Pencil Color
  • Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
  • Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
  • Compass (Alternative)

About Whale

Sharks are one of the most feared carnivores in the sea. There are 365 species of sharks in the sea as we know it today. All sharks are carnivores. Most of them eat live fish, including other sharks.

Sharks are found in all seas and are common to depths up to 2,000 meters. They generally do not live in freshwater, although there are a few known exceptions, such as the bull shark and the river shark, which can be found in both seawater and freshwater.

Their bodies are also shaped somewhat like a torpedo to give them a more streamlined effect in the water. Sharks can travel with great bursts of speed, especially when attacking their prey or when excited. A shark has multiple rows of teeth. The mouth of sharks is in the front of the head.

Also Read: How to Draw a Fish

Steps To Draw A Shark

We try to make our tutorial simple and sweet. You can see the short demo in the image below. And you can follow the stepwise instructions in detail below. Follow the steps below to easily draw a shark step by step.

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How to Draw a Shark Step 9

1Draw Horizontal Oval

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How to Draw a Shark Step 1

We are starting by drawing the body of a shark. Draw the oval roughly as shown in the image above. Use a pencil to draw a rough sketch. So, that we can erase it in the next steps. This rough line is only for the references.

2Draw Upper Outline

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How to Draw a Shark Step 2

Now draw the upper outline of the shark’s body by taking the rough reference lines as in the image above. Use a marker or a pen for drawing a fair part as in the image above.

3Draw Shark’s Face

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How to Draw a Shark Step 3

Now draw a smiley face and the mouth of the shark fairly by taking the references of the rough lines as in the image above. Draw it inside of that rough oval that we drew in step 1.

4Complete Shark Tail

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How to Draw a Shark Step 4

Similarly, complete the remaining part of the shark by drawing the shark’s tail as in the image above. Use that oval as a reference line while drawing.

5Draw Pectoral Fin

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How to Draw a Shark Step 5

Now draw the pectoral fin in the lower part of the shark as in the image above. Draw three triangular fins in the lower shark’s body as in the image above.

6Erase and Draw Dorsal Fin

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How to Draw a Shark Step 6

Now erase the rough part that we drew in step 1 as in the image above. Then draw a dorsal fin at the upper body. Also, draw two circular sharks’ eyes as in the image above.

7Draw Shark’s Teeth,Eyebrow, and Nose

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How to Draw a Shark Step 7

Now for the finishing part, we gonna draw the teeth, nose, and eyebrows of the shark as in the image above. Also, draw some curved lines to make the shark’s gills as in the image above.

8Draw Eyeballs

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How to Draw a Shark Step 8

Now draw eyeballs inside of the eyes as in the image above. Finally, we drew a cute cartoon shark in just 8 steps. You may find our shark silly by it’s looks as it is laughing.

Colouring a Shark

After the drawing of a cute shark is completed we move forward with coloring the shark. For coloring, we had chosen some basic colours. We fill blue colour in the full body and in the lower body we fill light yellow. And also for shadowing and shading, we use grey colour. You can fill color according to our wish too.

Colour Details:

  • Blue
  • Light Blue
how to draw a shark for kids
How to Draw a Shark for Kids

Final Image of Shark

After colouring, we get a realistic shark. Our shark is giving a great smile that he may have a great lunch. You can use a pencil colour(we made it digital).

how to draw a shark for kids
How to Draw a Shark for Kids

Great Job 

Finally, we draw a cute shark and colour it beautifully. I hope you find our tutorial easy and simple. We try our best to make an easy to follow tutorial. Especially, this tutorial for the kids and beginners. Thus, school kids may find our tutorial helpful.

This is how you can draw a shark easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. If you are enjoying our tutorial, you can share us with your friends. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.

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