To draw a cartoon shark, draw a circle with a curved triangle on the bottom, extending to the left. On the right side of the circle, draw a curved triangle, and then sketch a fishtail onto the end of the bottom triangle. On the sides of the bottom triangle, draw two pointed triangles for the fins, with one larger fin on the back. Draw the shark’s eyes where the circle meets the top triangle, and add a small mark on the snout. Extend the triangle into a toothy smile and erase the excess lines to form your shark!
Draw a circle. Below the circle, draw a curved line extending to the left with a cone shaped end.
Add five lines on the side of the shark for its gill slits. Divide the shark into anterior and posterior part usually because of its color. The posterior part is darker in shade. Divide the drawing using slanted strokes right across the shark’s body.
Draw a sharp curve on the left part of the oblong drawn previously for the head section.
Add the tail using slender angles pointing towards opposite directions.
Do sharks eat only meat or do they eat plants, like coral, too?
Focus on the body shape and curves. Look at pictures and try to mimic this. Zoom in on it and make these details bigger. Also, even little color details such as cream teeth make a difference in the overall painting.
Sketch a “fishtail” on the bottom of the drawing using angled shapes.
Draw a moon shape for the mouth and add thin needle like shapes inside the mouth for the teeth.
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Draw a curve connected at one end to complete the body outline of the shark.
There is no set time that it takes to draw a shark, as skill, detail, and your need for it to be perfect or not will drastically alter the time taken.
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Draw the shark’s gill slits using three curved lines. For a cartoon shark, you can divide the body into the posterior and anterior parts using a line straight across the body.
Grey, blue or black would be fine. You can also shade the top if you are making a sketch.
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Draw curves for the mouth and gills; Add a circle near the mouth and edge of the head for the eyes.
Draw a triangle with the pointed angle facing the right. Stretch out the triangle by elongating the shape using two not so straight lines across and end it with a vertical line. At the left side of the drawing, draw a curved triangle with the pointed angle facing downwards.
Draw a long angled sharp curve with another smaller curve the bottom for the tail fin.
Draw the shark’s mouth. Sharks are known to have really sharp teeth, you can draw its teeth using triangles.
Draw the shark’s fins. These are characterized by being pointy and slightly curved.
Sharks are carnivores, which means they only eat meat, though they may swallow all kinds of things. Coral is not part of a shark’s diet, even though coral is actually made of thousands of tiny animals called polyps, and is not a plant at all.
Based on the outline, draw the whole shark (add eyes and curves on the body of the sand tiger shark)
Draw the shark’s fins using triangles. The shark has pectoral fins, dorsal fins and anal fins.
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Draw the shark’s nostrils and the eyes using an egg-like shape. Add a curved line for the eyebrows. Real sharks do not have big eyes like these but it’s okay to use your imagination for cartoon versions.
Using the outline and sketch the shark’s head. Add the eyes, nostrils and mouth.
Sharks are carnivores and have evolved to eat only meat. Their digestive systems have evolved to get as much nutrition as possible out of meat and aren’t good at digesting other foodstuffs.
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Is there a type of pencil that I will need to draw a shark with?
No, most of the time any pencil will do. However, there are different types of drawing pencils found at most art supply stores that you can try.
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All you have to do is draw a normal shark, then extend the tail upward diagonally.
Sketch it and smudge it and use different shades with your pencil to add details.