How to Draw a Fish. Geometric Shapes, Primary & Secondary Colors | Draw & Learn with ABCDrawings.com

Welcome back! Are you ready to have fun? Today we are going to learn about how to draw a beautiful fish using primary and secondary colors - plus light blue and pink!

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In this lesson you will learn about how to use basic geometric and organic shapes to create your artwork. You will also learn about sketching, colored pencil and crayon techniques...and you can even get to combine them all! It's called: mixed media technique.

DRAW & LEARN

In the process of creating your artwork, you will also learn about the Elements and Principles of Design, marine life and get to do some cool science and writing activities. Follow this step-by-step tutorial video here and have fun drawing your own clown fish. When you finish, don't forget to take pictures of it and share your amazing artwork.

ART SUPPLIES 🎨
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUE

This a technique that many artists use, and it is precisely the result of using more than one medium or material. Play safe and have fun!

INSTRUCTIONS

Start off by sketching geometric and organic shapes. Then move one to adding details and color. If you wish, erase the original guiding or sketching lines. using the Elements and Principles of Design listed below, go ahead and have fun drawing and coloring.

ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN


Elements: Line, Shape, Space, Color, Form, Texture, Value. Principles: Balance, Unity, Variety, Emphasis, Movement, Pattern, Proportion.

ART ACTIVITY 🎨
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WATCH VIDEO »

Follow the link for an easy step-by-step tutorial video. Experiment with different shapes, colors and materials to create your own fish.

TWITTER »

Share pictures of your artwork. Let the world admire your masterpiece! Follow us! »

WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

These beautiful fish can be found in the crystal clear waters of coral reefs, that's their habitat. However, many are taken away each year by people who rather have them in an aquarium. What do you think about that?

HABITAT

A habitat is the natural home, environment or place for plants, animals and other organisms. A natural habitat provides organisms with all they need to survive like food, water and shelter.

DID YOU KNOW?

Angelfish are omnivores (this big word means that they eat both plants and animals). Their diet includes sponges, algae, jellyfish and small fish.
    WRITING ACTIVITY ✏️
    Write a sentence about your favorite marine animal using at least two vocabulary words.

    VOCABULARY WORDS

    • habitat
    • shelter
    • environment 
    • organism
    SCIENCE ACTIVITY 🌎
    Why do we need to protect the animals and plants' habitats? Answer in a complete sentence. Use vocabulary words.

    MARINE BIOLOGIST 🐬

    Marine biologists are super cool scientists who study life in the oceans. They are also known as wildlife biologists, zoologists, fish and wildlife biologists, fisheries biologists, aquatic biologists, conservation biologists, and biological technicians.

    REFERENCES



    TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY (TEA)  For more information please visit 19 TAC Chapter 117. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts (TEKS). Learn more »