Let's draw a dolphin. Dolphins and other sea creatures are easy to draw as they don't have arms or legs, and don't have expressions that we could read.
You don't need to be an artist to draw a great looking dolphin. Just do it step by step.
The key is to use very light pencil touches when sketching the shapes. You will later use stronger lines to complete and touch-up the drawing.
To keep the process easy, we will sketch simple shapes first. Later, we will connect those shapes and a great looking dolphin will take shape.
The challenge is to get the proportions right and that will become easier with practice.
And remember, it's a cartoon dolphin. It doesn't need to be realistic. If your first cartoon dolphin drawing doesn't satisfy you, do it again. I bet the next one is going to be even better and come together much faster.
In the following drawing stages, I've highlighted each step with lines of blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
Draw an oval. This will be the upper-body of the dolphin.
Next, draw a slightly curving triangular shape that will make up the rest of the body.
Draw the tail fins like two leaves. The eye is a circle with a shaded half-moon inside. You can now erase the line between the upper and lower body.
Now, add the nose. The upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw. You can erase the lines between the body and tail.
Draw the dorsal (upper) fin.
Draw the pectoral (lower) fin.
Erase the lines between the body, fins, and nose. Adjust the shape of the nose. The upper jaw is more curved than the bottom.
Draw a line to separate the lighter colored belly from the darker back.
Color your dolphin drawing.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.