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Uploaded: October 17, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 30, 2010
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I almost forgot to submit this next tutorial that I was supposed to get up at the site yesterday. So for right now I will be showing you "how to draw a swordfish, step by step". The swordfish is an extraordinary sea creature because of its anatomy and size. These sea animals can swim at amazing speeds for an animal that lives in the ocean. Swordfish can reach speeds of up to sixty miles per hour and they can be found worldwide in all tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters. Did you know that the swordfish can swim to the surface and go all the way down to nearly three thousand feet deep into the sea? Wow, that is amazing isn’t it? Anyways, the swordfish got its name from the incredibly long sharp sword like nose or bill tip that is attached to their face which is called their upper jaw. They have a total of five fins which include the dorsal fin, a tiny second dorsal fin that is located at the rear of the fish right before the crescent shaped caudal fin or tail. And they also have a pectoral fin and an anal fin. They have large round eyes and their color is a grayish blue on the top part of their body and their belly is off white. The swordfish has a very common diet of squid, octopus, other smaller fish, and crustaceans. Now since the swordfish have no teeth, they usually kill their prey by swimming right into schools of fish with its sharp bill stabbing from side to side until its meal is dead or injured. They can live in the wild for eight to ten years and when held captive they have a couple years added on to their age. Did you know that since a swordfish has such a large sword like bill they have few predators? Yes it’s true the swordfish only have a handful of enemies that call him lunch. The ones that do take a shot at this sea animal is the orca, sperm whale, and some large sharks. The fact is these sea creatures can reach sixteen feet long and weigh roughly around twelve hundred pounds. Cousins to the swordfish are the barracuda, mackerel, tuna and billfish. Just looking at the swordfish you already know that they must be massive looking creatures. This tutorial will show you "how to draw a swordfish, step by step". The detailed instructions will help make this drawing lesson a breeze to accomplish. I will be back with more drawing fun so stay tuned people.

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Step 3. How to Draw a Swordfish