How to Draw a Koi Fish Tattoo

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STEP 1. Lets start this lesson on how to draw a koi fish tattoo by drawing some beginning shapes and guidelines. Start with w small circle for the head and then draw the banana shaped body frame like you see here. Next draw the shapes of the fins too before you move onto the next step.   STEP 2. You will start sketching out the eye, and then sketch out the actual shape of the koi fish's head and or mouth. You will then draw the beginning lining for the dorsal fin and then move to the next step.   STEP 3. You will start sketching out the shape of the long spinal fin as you see here. Make sure that this fin is flowing and graceful. Once that is done you can then continue to sketch out the actual shape of the body and then draw the other fin.   STEP 4. The Japanese koi fish is a beautiful specimen of fresh water fish. What you will do now is sketch in all the scales that you see here. When you do this, you might want to take your time so that the scales cone out pretty even. Continue to sketch out the fins and tail as you see here.   STEP 5. You will then sketch out the background of the koi fish to your liking. Remember if this is going to be a real tattoo design, you might want to think about what you are about to draw.   STEP 6. This is your last drawing step. All you have to do is draw in the detailing definition lines on the fins and tail. Once that is done you can also detail the background as well. Erase all the guidelines and shapes to clean up your drawing.   STEP 7. When you are done your tutorial on "how to draw a koi fish tattoo should look like the one you see here. Color it in and you are all done.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7.