How to draw a great white shark

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, and main proportions of the shark.

Step 2

Sketch the body and mouth of the shark.

Step 3

Add guidelines for the fins.

Step 4

Outline the shapes of the fins, mouth, and eye of the shark.

Step 5

Work on the whole figure, adding some extra detail. Draw the shark’s teeth.

Step 6

Contour the shark, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Draw the details carefully, and add air bubbles. Erase all the guidelines.

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