How to Draw a Whale Shark, Whale Shark

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STEP 1. Ok, so like I state in previous tutorial, we always must start with the basic guideline in order to create a proportional body. All artists, even professionals, start with a rough guideline of their future figure. In this case, we will start with an oval. Don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect in this case.   STEP 2. Then, we'll start sketching the front region of the body which forms the flipper as well. It's best to draw from the top of the head and then work your way beneath the chin and lastly, to the fin.   STEP 3. Next, we'll sketch the back and fins which overlay it. Note that the tail fin is most longest at the tip and is relatively shorter at the bottom. Never draw the tail fin with equal lengths. The reason for this large fin is to move the whale shark's huge body across the ocean waters, quickly.   STEP 4. Then, to complete the base detailing and form of our whale shark, we'll add the necessary detailing like the mouth, small dotted eye, and the textured ridges that run along the base of the body to the tail tip.   STEP 5. Lastly, take your time and add the dotted pattern along the shape of the body. Notice how the dots warp within the shapes and mounds of flesh. This is important because it will make the whale seem less flat and yield depth/dimension.   STEP 6. With further line cleanup and extra tightening to your lines, you should have something similar to this. Go ahead and ink him out with either a marker or black ball point pen. I hope you had a blast and that this tut was easy enough for you! Thanks for viewing and peace out!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6.