How to Draw a Dolphin

Hey there, dolphin dudes and dudettes! Ready to make a splash with your drawing skills?

We’re going to show you how to draw a dolphin in a few easy steps.

Ok, without further delay let’s get into this fin-tastic drawing adventure.

Oh, you can learn more about dolphins at the end of this tutorial. Make sure to give it a read!

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Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloring Supplies

Perfect For:

  • Kids
  • Newbies

How to Draw a Dolphin

  • Draw a long, curved, streamlined body shape with a slightly pointed head.
  • Add a small, curved mouth at the front of the head, along with a round eye and a small blowhole on the top.
  • Sketch a large, curved dorsal fin on the top of the body, closer to the head.
  • Draw two smaller, curved pectoral fins on each side of the body, near the head.
  • At the back of the body, draw a wide, flat tail with a notch in the middle, creating two tail flukes.
  • Add details like shading and a lighter-colored belly to make the dolphin look more realistic.

Easy Dolphin Drawing for Kids – Step by Step Tutorial

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Dolphin-ately amazing! You’ve just learned how to draw a dolphin like a pro. Great job, dolphin dynamos!

We’ve reached the end of this tutorial on how to draw a dolphin. Your final sketch should look like the image on the right. Now you can add some colors to make your drawing more realistic.

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👇 Don’t Forget to Check Other Sea Creatures 👇

Want More Tutorials in This Category?

We hope you’ve loved this simple dolphin drawing tutorial. Feel free to check out other sea animal drawings in the list below or if you want to draw the dolphin’s smiling face only, click the dolphin face below.


About the Dolphin

Dolphins are fascinating marine mammals that are known for their playful and friendly behavior. They have a sleek, streamlined bodies, a long snouts filled with sharp teeth, and a powerful tail, or fluke, that they use to swim through the water. Dolphins are intelligent creatures and have been known to interact with humans in a friendly way. They are part of the ocean’s food chain and play an important role in maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem.

  • Dolphins are part of the same family as whales and porpoises.
  • They use echolocation to navigate, hunt, and communicate with other dolphins.
  • Dolphins are social animals and often live in groups called pods.
  • They are known for their playful behavior, such as riding waves and jumping out of the water.
  • Dolphins are highly intelligent and have been known to use tools, solve problems, and even have their own unique cultures.
  • Some species of dolphins can swim up to 20 miles per hour.
  • Dolphins have a special adaptation in their throat that allows them to close off their airway and swallow food without swallowing water.