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How to Draw a Seahorse

The gentle seahorse is a beautiful creature that kids would love to put on canvas. Their body is characterized by fins, gills, trunk and tail rings, a coronet (the upper part of the head) and large eyes. A simple step by step guide should help children complete the activity.

Step 1: Draw 3 ovals as shown.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 1

Step 2: Sketch the long snout.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 2

Step 3: Join the upper 2 ovals with curvy lines.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 3

Step 4: Similarly, connect the lower 2 ovals.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 4

Step 5: Draw the dorsal fin.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 5

Step 6: Detail the snout.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 6

Step 7: Sketch the spiky coronet.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 7

Step 8: Draw the eye.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 8

Step 9: Make the left guide drawn in step 3 spiky.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 9

Step 10: Continue up to the bottom.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 10

Step 11: Draw the coiled tail.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 11

Step 12: Create an ‘S’-shaped structure.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 12

Step 13: A C-shaped structure signifies the pectoral fin.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 13

Step 14: The dorsal fin is a similar striped structure.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 14

Step 15: Detail the trunk rings and rectangular bony plates covering the body.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step 15

How to Draw a Seahorse Step by Step

Don’t hold yourself back from coloring the fish in shades of your choice. Since seahorses are known to change their body color, you can try a hand at merging hues here.


Published by on June 15th 2017. Filed under Drawing

 

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