How to Draw a Coral Reef

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STEP 1. This is going to be wicked fun to draw watch and see. Start by draw three sets of horizontal lines for your ocean floor. You will then draw the mountain like mound that you see here and then draw a small circle shape. Once that is done draw the guidelines for the different types of coral you will be drawing.   STEP 2. You will start by drawing out the octopuses legs and or tentacles. Once this is done you can move to the right side and begin sketching out the shape of your first coral of this reef. I chose to draw the pipe coral, because it reminds me of SpongeBob's dwellings.   STEP 3. You will now finish sketching out the pip coral and begin drawing the bamboo like coral you see just below the pipe coral. Once that is done you can start sketching out the beginning of the ocean floor by adding some rocks and detail to the sand or surface.   STEP 4. As you can see your coral reef is coming together just beautifully. What you will do now is draw the shape of the mountain shaped rock, and then add some sea critters on there like a starfish, and more different types of corals. You can draw some spongy coral, or different cup corals too if you like. Once that is done draw the long wispy shape of some seagrass as you see in the background.   STEP 5. In this step you will start sketching out the head and face of that cute octopus you see here. Next draw more underwater foliage as well as add some detailing to the bottom of the ocean floor. Once you are done here, you can move to the next and last drawing step to finish off your coral reef drawing.   STEP 6. I know I said that this was your last step but, I had to say that to keep you guys moving further without hesitation XD. You will now finish draw out the right pipe coral you see and then add some detailing and definition to the ocean floor as well as to that dirt mound to the lower right hand corner. Once you are done you can then proceed onto the last drawing step.   STEP 7. All you will do here is detail the pipe coral and draw in a small cute little fish. You can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your ocean.   STEP 8. You are now done learning "how to draw a coral reef". Color it in using vibrate shades, and that is it. You did an awesome job, and now you can hang up your coral reef on the wall, or tape it to your fish tank to use as a neat background for your fish.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8.