How to draw a great white shark with a pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial
In today's drawing tutorial, we will learn to draw a great white shark. As usual, we will draw step-by-step.
White sharks are large bulky fishes with a body shaped like a blunt torpedo. They have a sharply pointed conical snout, large pectoral and dorsal fins, and a strong crescent-shaped tail. Only the belly of white sharks is whitish. They have a contrasting pattern of dark blue, gray, or brown on their back and sides. They are amazing hunters armed with strong muscles, good eyesight, and a keen sense of smell. In addition, their massive jaws are armed with large sharply pointed, coarsely serrated teeth.
Step 1. Outline the shape of the white shark.
Draw the outline of the white shark's body with a few lines. Also mark its eye and fins as shown below.
Step 2. Draw additional outlines to draw the shape of the white shark.
Continue adding lines to give our shark a form. Draw the dorsal and pectoral fins. Then also draw the bottom line for the caudal fin. Outline the white shark's mouth.
Step 3. Continue adding necessary shark body details.
Continue adding details to our shark drawing completing the fins and adding the lines for gill slits.
Step 4. Draw the head and mouth of the white shark.
Draw the shark mouth in more detail aiming to give it depth. Then start drawing the teeth of our shark.
Step 5. Start shading the parts of the shark.
We want to give our shark volume so that it looks like a torpedo and has shaded parts. As usual, imagine a source of the light which likely comes from the top and start adding shades below the shark.
Step 6. Shading the top of the shark.
While the bottom of the shark is in the shade, it is also the white part of its body. The top of the shark is usually grey or grey-blue. You will want to show both the transition from the dark to white, but also show shading on the bottom. You can continue to work with the below drawing to give it a more finished feel if you would like.