How To Draw A Killer Whale

How To Draw A Killer Whale

Today we are going to change things up a little bit, and learn how to draw a killer whale.

If you are familiar with any of my tutorials, you might notice that this process is similar to the tutorial I did a while back on drawing a dolphin.

Same basic body structure, same basic process. Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:

To begin with, draw a large banana-shape which will be almost the entire body of your killer whale.

As you can see, this shape gets more narrow toward the bottom, and is widest in the middle.

Next, you can add the fins to your whale. Killer whales are more similar in shape to dolphins than true whales, so they will tend to have longer, more pointed dorsal fins on top of their bodies.

Also, give your killer whale a couple flippers that sit near the base of the whale’s head.

Give your whale a large, triangular tail. As you can see, our killer whale is at a slight angle, so one side of the whale’s tail should be a little lower than the other.

The most noticeable feature of a killer whale is its contrasting black and white pattern.

Mark out this pattern by drawing an oval near the front of the whale’s head, a small triangle behind the fin on its back, and a swooping line that runs from the tip of its nose, to the base of its tail.

Darken in the areas of your whale that you mapped out in the last step, and that’s it! Your killer whale should now look something like the image on the left.

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