How to Draw Love Dolphins, Dolphin Heart

Artist: Dawn / March 22, 2012

Step 1.

Let's begin drawing our dolphins by making two head shapes like so.

Step 2.

You will start the sketching process to creating the shape of the first dolphin's head and snout structure. Add a mouth line to separate the bottom jaw from the top.

Step 3.

Color in an eye, and the sketch in the definition to the mid section of the dolphin's nose and also add a blow-hole.

Step 4.

Continue the lining process to form the body of the animal. As you can see the body needs to be drawn in an arched motion because this is how we will be making a heart shape using two dolphins. Draw in the dorsal fin, as well as the tail and pectoral   

Step 5.

Simply draw in the other pectoral fin like so, and then sketch in some light lining to add detail and definition to your dolphin.

Step 6.

Now it's time to start the process with drawing out the other dolphin on the opposite side. Follow the same exact steps as you did in step two of this tutorial to create an almost identical dolphin to the left.

Step 7.

Again, color in an eye, and then sketch the detailing to the snout and add the blow-hole.

Step 8.

Draw in the shape of the dolphin's body the very same way you did in step four. Remember to keep the body in an arched pose to form the shape of a heart.

Step 9.

Lastly, draw in the other pectoral fin, and then sketch those detailing lines in which will add definition to the dolphin's body. Remember to erase your mistakes before proceeding to see what the finished drawing should look like.

Step 10.

Here it is, dolphin love. You can now draw in a background that you like, or add some more tweaks. This is just the ground work so you can have something to expand your drawing capabilities to the next level by adding your own personal touches.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: March 22, 2012
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Description: Hello everyone, it is I, Dawn your humble friend and fellow artist. Today is a new day, and once again it is like almost 80 degrees outside which is sort of odd for a Spring day. In light of how warm it has been lately, I will fill a request on a symbol that is lovely as well as pretty. Today I will begin the day by showing you all "how to draw love dolphins" using two dolphins with their snouts to one another as their bodies arch to form a heart. The background is of course an ocean scene during the sunset hours. I was going to actually draw or somehow make a heart in the center of the dolphins, but for some reason the idea didn't come out right. Instead I used some light to form the ends and points of the heart that is in the center of each adorable dolphin. One of the things I like about drawing dolphins is how easy they are to replicate, and how universal dolphin art can be. You can literally make any design concept just by using a bit a creativity and a dolphin. I have always liked these water mammals because they are peaceful looking and have a certain graceful presence whenever they are around in art, a movie or even in a story. I think you will enjoy drawing dolphin love especially if you like these animals and types of designs. This would also make an awesome tattoo design for any ladies out there that is looking for new body art. I will be back because there is more to come. Peace out and enjoy!