How To Draw A Whale with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
To start this tutorial on how to draw a whale, we will start with a simple line that forms the back of the whale. It will be a rather curved line, as you can see in the reference image.
You can see in the following images how this line fits into the rest of the picture.
Now draw the whale’s face and tail
We will start building the whale drawing in this next step. Using the line from step 1, use a rounded and curved line on the left side to create the whale’s head.
Then on the right hand side you can draw the forked tail of the whale.
Because of the angle the whale will be at, the tail will be quite small compared to the rest of the body, which will give some perspective.
Next, draw the belly and flippers of the whale
Based on what you drew in the previous steps, you can use another curved line near the whale’s belly to create a scale for it.
Once you have drawn the whale, you can draw a line from it to the tail to create the belly for your whale drawing.
Before moving on to the next step, be sure to draw another line to create a large mouth for your whale.
Draw an eye and another flipper
In our whale drawing tutorial, you can draw whale eyes. Whales have relatively small eyes compared to the rest of their bodies.
Eyes can be drawn with a small circle with a black dot inside.
Once you have the eyes, you can perform this step by drawing an extra slug next to the eye you drew earlier.
Because this second flip sheet is further away, you can make it a little smaller than the first one.
Start adding some details to your whale drawing
We’ll start adding some final details in the next few steps of this tutorial.
First, using the reference image as a guide, you can draw some fine lines into the area below the face and down towards the flippers.
These small lines will give this area, called the abdominal folds, a wrinkled appearance.
Next, you can draw some lines on the face and flippers to add more detail to your whale.
Finish the drawing with some final details
We’re almost done with the final step of this whale drawing tutorial! Before the final step, we will add some final details to the drawing.
This is the step where we’ll show you some of the details you can add, but also one where you can really get creative and add some of your own!
For our drawing, we added some small, thin, lines on the tail and body of the whale to make it look more wrinkled.
With the details added, you can now come up with some of your own to add! You have many options to get really creative with it!
For example, you can draw some more sea life around the whale, such as fish, coral, seaweed or anything else you can think of!
Perhaps you could draw the surface of the ocean above the whale and have a boat sailing above it.
That would be a great way to illustrate the size of your whale. What additional details can you think of to add to your whale drawing?
Complete your whale drawing with some colors
That brings us to the last step of this tutorial on how to draw hale, and for this tutorial you can let loose and have a lot of fun creating!
We’ve shown you one of the many different ways you can color your own whale drawing, but feel free to use any color you love!
Even if you want a more realistic whale, they come in a wide variety of species and colors
that you will have a lot of options to color your whale. You can even look up some pictures of real whales on the internet for inspiration!
However, if you want a more stylish look, you can use any of your favorite amazing colors to complete your whale.
Once you’ve decided on the colors, the only thing left is to choose your art medium.
I’m going to use some watercolor paint for a softer look to this image, but there’s definitely no right or wrong way to color! You should use whatever artistic medium you want to create a great image.