Today, let’s learn how to draw a fish in our kawaii art style. Choosing a fish was a little hard, we almost went with a shark but thought it would be more unique to try something a little different this time. So, let’s try to learn how to draw a koi fish for this project!
The tricky area of this drawing will be the tail fin coming down in the back. Our step by step guide will show you how to draw the tail of the fish without too much trouble, so take your time and enjoy.
The colors are traditional for a koi fish and are the colors most well-known for them. That being said, you can look up other colors or change them to suit what you like.
Did You Know? The word "Koi" means "love and friendship" in Japanese There are over 100 varieties of Koi fish.
Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!
- Pencil, Marker, Sharpie, Pen (Anything you can draw with!)
- Paper (We love marker paper but use anything you can find).
- Colored Markers (if you want to color the drawing).
Here are what we think are the best colored pencils, best gel pens and best markers for coloring.
- Your imagination (feel free to change colors or add things to the drawing!).
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
- Take your time with the tail fin. Follow our steps and don’t be afraid to re-try the tail if you feel like the curves are not enough.
- Experiment with the colors! There are over 100 different types of Koi fish. We chose the most well-known color for this project.
Let’s Draw A Fish – Step By Step
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 Fish Coloring Page
Here’s where you can download the kawaii fish 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 Fish Coloring Page
Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw A Kawaii Fish
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Are you interested in coloring more?
Coloring characters such as this fish 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).