How To Draw A Cute Shark

The ocean is a really fun place and there are so many cool animals in it – like sharks!

So today, let’s learn how to draw a cute shark in our kawaii art style. The popular “Baby Shark” character is also done in a cute style so it might look a little similar to what we have here : )

This guy is only 12 steps to complete (with coloring) so great for beginners or anyone that just loves sharks.

Like usual, creativity makes it way more fun, so experiment with the face and mouth using common kawaii styles. Or, change up the color if you’d rather give it a nice pink or yellow to look like that other popular shark : )

We are continuing with our sea creature theme this week. Last week, we put up a tutorial on how to draw an octopus.

So grab a pen and paper and let’s get started!

Did You Know?
Sharks do not have bones.
Shark skin feels similar to sandpaper.
Sharks have been around for over 400 million years (wow!)


Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • Change the color if you want it to look similar to those popular “Baby Shark” style sharks.
  • Once you get the body done, the rest is super easy!

Let’s Draw A Cute Shark – Step By Step

Step 1: Let’s start our kawaii shark drawing with a slightly curved stroke for the head.
Step 2: Continue with an upward stroke to create pointy tip for its first dorsal fin.
Step 3: Then make a little slide downwards towards the tail.
Step 4: Next is to draw the bottom part of the shark’s body. Make a smooth wide curve below.
Step 5: Draw a smaller fin as figured above.
Step 6: Continue drawing an arch upward, almost meeting the other tip.
Step 7: Next step is to form the tail. Follow the guide arrows to make it look good.
Step 8: Just on the side of the shark’s face, draw another fin out pointing upwards.
Step 9: Now it’s time to draw the eyes. Make two round circles with a wide space in the middle. In each eye, make two smaller circles inside. Shade the outer portion black.
Step 10: In the middle of the eyes, draw a wide, happy mouth. Make a slant line inside to mark the tongue. Shade the upper portion black.
Step 11: To complete the kawaii look, add a round blush on each cheek!
Step 12: Coloring time! Here’s our kawaii shark in a blue shade with cream-colored belly. Color your work and have fun!

Want More?

We are constantly adding more tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We also have printable step by step instruction guides that will help, even brand new artists, re-create and improve on our drawings!

How about coloring instead? We have printable cute coloring pages so you can practice color techniques or just to have fun. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Kawaii Shark Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the kawaii shark coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

Download Printable Kawaii Shark Coloring Page


Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw A Kawaii Shark

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this shark can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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