Piranha Drawing Lesson

Artist: Dawn / August 21, 2015

Step 1.

Let's start with the top portion of the piranha's mouth and the lower portion which is the bottom jaw.

Step 2.

Up next, draw in the eye, brow, and the big sharp teeth like so. Notice that the teeth are coming outward. This is to make the mouth fearful. Add detailing to the side of the jaw and to the nostril.

Step 3.

We will now begin drawing the top part of the fish's body like so. When that is done draw in the sparse sprigs of fin like so. This is going to help give this piranha the tribal look.

Step 4.

Lastly, finish the body by drawing the rib bones, dorsal fin and tail fin. Make them bony looking like you see them drawn for you here. Erase the mistakes from your drawing if you made any.

Step 5.

Here is the line art. Now you can have fun coloring it in.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: August 21, 2015
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Description: I don't know what compelled me to make this lesson on a tribal drawing of a piranha fish. I think it was the 'Naked and Afraid' 40XL episode where all the survivalists are at Piranha Lake. Anyways, I do have a lesson on drawing a piranha, but I was in the mood to make a tribal design of the popular fish. As you can see I exaggerated the fins and teeth to give the man eating fish a more pronounced look and design. Of course you can color in the artwork once you are done making your piranha, I just kept mine as a tattoo concept. I do hope you enjoy this tut, I will be back in a bit with more drawing fun so start tuned in.