Cartoon Whale Shark Drawing

Whale shark cartoon drawing image

So this whale shark drawing – the cartoon you see above…

Was actually *supposed* to be a monster, as that’s what was voted on – by visitors to this site.

Anyway, as I got drawing – and this happens (it’s all part of the creative process)… I realized, that the sharp teeth were really the only thing that made this creature, monstrous – that and the obvious fact, that yes…

It’s a whale shark! 🙂

So no, they don’t have sharp teeth like this one – but then again, no worries – we’re drawing…

Let your imagination and creativity soar!

OK – let’s begin.

Cartoon Whale Shark Drawing

First off, I’d just like to say – WOW… I love drawing cool-looking cartoon sea animals, like this one.

This was quite a bit of fun to create – and thanks for voting on this one, I’d never drawn a whale shark before!

OK then, let’s begin – starting with a really simple framework, from which we get a better idea of the structure and form, our animal/monster – will eventually take on…

Framework for creating a whale shark drawing

Haha – looks pretty cool already.

That orange line, serves as an "action indicator" – allowing us to get a better idea of the flow in the drawing, a marker that let’s us better appreciate the stance our character is taking.

Here’s adding to the framework a few more lines and shapes…

Framework for a unique whale shark drawing cartoon character

OK.

Looks pretty straight forward so far, I’d say. Next – go ahead and begin sketching your lines – bringing first into view, its large wide (actually in real life NON-TEETHY) mouth.

Just like so…

Drawing the mouth of the whale shark cartoon

And now, given that the mouth is in place – the forward-most part of the whale shark’s head…

Sketch in a couple more lines… this time – the left eye, and also, the left fin.

Oh yeah – and the teeth! 🙂

Drawing the eye, teeth and flipper of the cartoon whale shark

Fading to grey – what we’ve already drawn…

No go ahead and continue – bringing into view, the head and back of our whale shark drawing, and also – the tongue, as a simple curved line.

Here’s how mine looks so far.

How does yours look?

Completing the head of the cartoon whale shark

Curving around like an "S" – next…

Bring forth the lower left part of your whale shark’s body. Sketch in his curvy back fin too (her!?) – and also…

Give your creature another eye, along with some lines in its mouth – leading to back to its throat – just like so…

Sketching the body of a cartoon whale shark drawing

*BAM* – out to grey again, and now…

Just a few more lines, to complete this unique-looking whale shark drawing, something that again – was originally supposed to be a "monster".

You decide! 🙂

Finishing touches for a cartoon whale shark drawing

Woo hoo!

There it is – minus the framework, and wow – I really like how it turned out.

But of course…

Cartoon whale shark drawing image

A touch of color – indicating a *likeness* to how a whale shark would actually look, blue – white – white spots – etc…

Cartoon whale shark drawing picture

And yes – we’ve done it again…

Another original cartoon drawing lesson, complete!

Hey, how did you like this lesson? What do you think of this character? Could you do something similar – but instead…

With a hammerhead shark, a killer whale, or even a blue marlin?

How cool would that be!

See you next time, for another lesson. 🙂