How to Draw a Jumping Dolphin

Artist: makangeni / May 22, 2013

Step 1.

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body so, to draw a jumping one, is important to draw first of all a line (in the image is an arrow) that determine the movement of the animal. Other simple lines that can help you creating a dynamic drawing are th   

Step 2.

The body of the jumping dolphin is curved and bulky. Draw the guide lines starting from a line that determine movement and position of the body, then add head, finish the body and draw tail, flippers and dorsal fin.

Step 3.

Now that the guide lines are done, we can start drawing the outline of the drawing. Draw the head with the blowhole and the small eye.

Step 4.

Draw the beak, characterised by elongated jaws that form a sort of smile. Notice how the jaw is larger than the upper jaw.

Step 5.

Draw the two pectoral fins and continue the upper line of the body.

Step 6.

Draw the dorsal fin, which is aligned behind the flippers, far from the blowhole. Then, continue the body.

Step 7.

Now, draw the tail with the two flukes and you're almost done.

Step 8.

Add detail into the eye, black into the blowhole and some shading, if you want. Your jumping dolphin is finished!

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