How to draw a Caribbean Reef Shark

This drawing is based on the photo of the Caribbean Reef Shark, the most commonly encountered reef shark in the Caribbean Sea.

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Draw an oval for the Caribbean reef shark body. Add a guideline for it.

Step 2

Draw the snout and tail.

Step 3

Show the shape of the shark’s tail and the body.

Step 4

Delineate guidelines for the fins.

Step 5

Outline the fins of the shark.

Step 6

Define, with a circle, an eye, and with lines, the mouth and width of the fin.

Step 7

Work on the whole figure, paying special attention to details.

Step 8

Contour the Caribbean reef shark, trying to vary the thickness and blackness of the line. Add details and water. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London
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