How to Draw a Whale Step by Step for Kids

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How to Draw a Whale

Whales are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals. In today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw a whale. Whales are the biggest aquatic animals in the world and most of us have usually watched them in videos and pictures but never in real life. After drawing we are going to colour the whale.

In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of whale for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Follow along with us for drawing a whale in 14 easy steps.

Art Materials & Equipment

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

About Whale

Whales are fully aquatic, open-ocean creatures. Whale weighs as much as 20 elephants but lives beneath the sea. The blue whale is Earth’s largest animal. Larger than the largest of ancient dinosaurs, blue whales can grow to be more than 100 feet (30 meters) long and weigh nearly 150 tons.

The Blue Whale Balaenoptera Musculus, or the blue whale, is the largest mammal in the world. Whales evolved from land-living mammals, and must regularly surface to breathe air, although they can remain under water for long periods of time.

Did you even know whales ever lived on land? The whales are the biggest animals. They are larger than the largest dinosaurs. They live in the ocean like other sea creatures, but they almost look like the land-living animals more than the fishes. Furthermore, some scientists believed that around fifty million years ago, the whales probably lived upon the land. 

Whales are carnivorous animals and eat small fishes, phytoplanktons, and other sea animals. There are more than hundred species of whales that are known to man.

Also Read: How to Draw a Fish

Steps To Draw A Whale

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 whale step by step.

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How to Draw a Whale Step by Step

1Draw Circle

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How to Draw a Whale Step 1

We are starting by drawing a circle roughly as shown in the image above. Use a pencil to draw the circle as it is only for reference purposes. We will erase it in further steps.

2Draw Two Curves

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How to Draw a Whale Step 2

Now draw the two lines for drawing the whale’s body as in the image above. Use a pencil to draw curves roughly as it is only for reference purposes. We will erase it in further steps.

3Draw Upper Outline Fairly

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How to Draw a Whale Step 3

Now draw an upper outline fairly as in the image above. Now, use the marker while drawing it on curves and also take references to the rough lines that we drew in steps 1 and step 2 while drawing.

4Draw Mouth

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How to Draw a Whale Step 4

Then, at the lower part of the circle, draw the whale’s mouth as in the image above. Take the reference lines for drawing the mouth of the whale. We are making a smiley face of the whale.

5Draw Lower Outline

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How to Draw a Whale Step 5

After that, draw the lower outline of the whale by drawing the curve roughly as in the image above. Now, use the marker while drawing it on curves and also take references to the rough lines that we drew in steps 1 and step 2 while drawing.

6Draw Whale’s Tail

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How to Draw a Whale Step 6

Now, draw the half part of the whale’s tail as in the image above. Make sure you make a little bit pointed end.

7Complete Whale’s Tail

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How to Draw a Whale Step 7

Now complete the whale’s tail as in the image above. Make sure you make a little bit pointed end.

8Draw Whale’s Flippers

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How to Draw a Whale Step 8

Now draw the flippers or fins of the whale on both sides as in the image above. While drawing it make sure one flappers longer and another shorter as shown in the image above.

9Draw Blowhole

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How to Draw a Whale Step 9

Here we are drawing the water flowing from the blowhole. First, draw a small circle to make a blowhole on the whale’s head and roughly draw a branch like structure and some circles roughly as in the image above.

10Draw Outline of Blowhole

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How to Draw a Whale Step 10

After that draw an outline of the blow by taking the references of the rough lines that we drew on the above steps as in the image above. Now, use the marker while drawing it.

11Draw Water Droplets

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How to Draw a Whale Step 11

Then, draw the water droplets around the blowhole fairly as in the image above. Use the reference lines while drawing the water droplets.

12Erase Rough Lines

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How to Draw a Whale Step 12

After that erase all the rough lines that we draw on different steps for the reference lines as in the image above.

13Draw Ventral Pleats

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How to Draw a Whale Step 13

Now draw the ventral pleats at the lower part of the whale as in the image above. Draw 6 curvey lines in the lower part.

14Draw Whale’s Cute Eye

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How to Draw a Whale Step 14

Then, draw a circular cute whale’s eye as in the image above. Also, draw the whale’s eyebrows as in the image above.

Colouring a Whale

After the drawing of a whale is completed we move forward with coloring the whale. For coloring, we had chosen some basic colours. Use the light blue colour in the blowhole. And the dark blue to the body of the whale. After a little light blue to the ventral pleats. You can fill color according to our wish too.

Colour Details:

  • Dark Blue
  • Light Blue
how to draw a whale for kids
How to Draw a Whale for Kids

Also Read: How to Draw a Shark

Final Image of Whale

After colouring, we get a realistic whale. You can use a pencil colour(we made it digital).  I think we made this tutorial so simple and easy. And the colouring part is also very easy. While colouring we used a simple colour.

how to draw a whale for kids
How to Draw a Whale for Kids

Great Job 

Finally, we draw a cute whale 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 whale easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. 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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