Carp drawing with pencil || How to draw a koi fish for Beginners

Carp drawing by pencil with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. How to draw a fish for beginners and everyone.

Carp drawing with pencil - How to draw a koi fish for Beginners

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

Marcello Barenghi

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

To start keeping koi fish, we first need to draw a simple curve. This line will determine the basic shape and position of the fish’s body.

Step 2

Next, draw the contours of the koi fish’s body. The body should follow the general direction of the curve from the last step. Also, make sure the front of the koi is fatter and a bit more rounded than the back.

Step 3

Now that we have the basic shape of the body, we can delete the curved guide line. Also, draw the big mouth of the koi with a few small beards on each side of its head.

Step 4

Next, draw the outline of the koi gill. This line will extend about 1/4 the length of the fish body.

Step 5

Draw the large oval eyes of the koi and also give the koi two small circular nostrils on the top of its head.

Step 6

Koi fish are famous for their beautiful fins. Draw two large fins starting from the gill slot, extending gently back to the back of the fish.

Step 7

Next, draw two more sets of fins near the back of the koi. Draw these fins a bit smaller than the fore fins of the koi.

Step 8

Now that most of the koi’s fins are finished, we will need to draw a long fin at the top of the fish’s body. Also, draw the large tail of the Koi divided into two parts as shown in the picture.

Step 9

Draw the outline of your koi color swatch using a serrated line running down the body. Make sure to keep this line uneven and translucent to make the koi pattern look natural.

Step 10

Finally, give your koi some color. Koi fish comes in a lot of color variations, but the most common is a white background with yellow or red spots. But you can get creative here and do whatever color you want. Why not have a neon blue koi? Everything is possible!


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