How to draw Dolphin:An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

Cheetah is the sea based mammal around the world of animals and fishes. As Dolphin lovers, many of us want to draw our favorite sean animal on paper to show our love for this cute animal. So drawing dolphins and other animals is a common step in your journey to be a good artist. However, it can be a difficult to draw Dolphins. That’s why we’ve put together an easy step by step guide on how to draw a Dolphin that will help you draw accurately and precisely.

March 21, 2023

Materials Needed:

Before we dive into the steps of drawing a daisy, let's take a moment to gather the materials that we will need. Here's a list of what you will need:

▪ Pencils (preferably a 2B or 3B).

▪ Eraser

▪ Blending tool (optional, but highly recommended)

▪ Sheet of Paper

▪ Ruler (optional, but useful for drawing straight lines)

Step 1 Drawing Basic Arc Shape for Dolphin's Back

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Step 8 Drawing Skin tone and colors

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Step 1 Drawing Basic Arc Shape for Dolphin's Back

To begin our Dolphin drawing step by step, we start off by drawing a simple a arc shape. This tutorial of drawing animals uses red colored pencil to draw content to be drawn in each step. So the actions to take in each step will be in Red..

Step 2 Drawing Part of Facial features

In the Second step of drawing dolphin drawing, we now draw more of the mouth by drawing its upper portion only. You had already drawn a arc shape in previous step. Now begin drawing this detail of the face, lines in red as shown in the picture..

Step 3 Drawing Jaws of Dolphin

In Third step of the dolphin drawing. Draw the shape of jaw of the mammal, the shape in the red is to be drawn in this step. See the picture for more clarity..

Step 4 Drawing Fins of Dolphin

In the Forth step, having drawn shape of face, now draw fins of dolphin. Its signature fins are usually the tree as shown. Start off from the shapes near the jaw portion you drew in earlier step, follow closely the shapes as shown in red..

Step 5 Complete Overall shape of Dolphin

In Fifth step of drawing a dolphin, now draw the shape of dolphin from below to the tail as shown. Follow the picture shown for help..

Step 6 Drawing Tail of Dolphin

In Sixth step of drawing a Dolphin, we now add more details to the entire drawing so far. Now draw tail shape of dolphin. Follow closely the red lines as shown.

Step 7 Drawing Eyes of Dolphin

In Sixth step of drawing a Dolphin, we now add more details to the face of drawing so far. Now draw eye shape of dolphin. Follow closely the red lines as shown.

Step 8 Drawing Skin tone and colors

IN Final Step of drawing Dolphin we add details to skin tone and colors. It is totally upto you to use some creativity in this step. We have shown here an innocent look on dolphin face..


Drawing a Dolphin seems to be a difficult task. Because many of us have not tried drawing a Dolphin for once in our lives. But when you start off it is usually daunting task, but as you go along drawing stuff, you learn that drawing mammals in general is not a difficult task. Use this tutorial as reference, these images and enjoy drawing your favourite pets.

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How to draw Dolphin
How to draw Dolphin

An Easy Step-by-Step Guide.