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Uploaded: November 2, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: November 3, 2009
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Hey guys, how is it going on this fine Monday night? I am about to submit a tutorial on a wicked cool tattoo design that is loved by many, many woman and girls. To start the day off, I will be showing you "how to draw a koi fish tattoo step by step”. The koi fish is probably one of the more popular fish that is admired for their beauty, and loved for their shape. The design of a koi fish is liked because it is a very versatile fish that can be inked on the human body to look very graceful and wispy. I for one love how these animals have loose looking bodies and colorful hides. Drawing tattoo koi fishes is an amazing experience because you can design the shape, style and color of the way you would like to see your koi fish tattoo in. If you are seriously going to draw a tattoo design of a koi fish to actually use, I suggest that you take your time sketching it out, and I also suggest that you put some careful thought when choosing a concept for the body art. When ever you learn how to draw body art, you are basically drawing a tattoo for later use, or for a later purpose that has nothing to do with a tattoo design. All in all I think you guys will appreciate this lesson that will teach you the easiest way to learn “how to draw a koi fish tattoo”. I will be back in a while with some more drawing fun. In the mean time try out this tutorial, and when yo are done, take it to your favorite tattoo parlor to get it inked on your back, leg, arm, or neck. Peace out people and remember, the only way to learn how to draw is to become a dedicated artist with your free time everyday.

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How to Draw a Koi Fish Tattoo

how to draw a koi fish tattoo step 1

STEP 1.

Lets start this lesson on how to draw a koi fish tattoo by drawing some beginning shapes and guidelines. Start with w small circle for the head and then draw the banana shaped body frame like you see here. Next draw the shapes of the fins too before you move onto the next step.
 
how to draw a koi fish tattoo step 2

STEP 2.

You will start sketching out the eye, and then sketch out the actual shape of the koi fish's head and or mouth. You will then draw the beginning lining for the dorsal fin and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a koi fish tattoo step 3

STEP 3.

You will start sketching out the shape of the long spinal fin as you see here. Make sure that this fin is flowing and graceful. Once that is done you can then continue to sketch out the actual shape of the body and then draw the other fin.
 
how to draw a koi fish tattoo step 4

STEP 4.

The Japanese koi fish is a beautiful specimen of fresh water fish. What you will do now is sketch in all the scales that you see here. When you do this, you might want to take your time so that the scales cone out pretty even. Continue to sketch out the fins and tail as you see here.
 
how to draw a koi fish tattoo step 5

STEP 5.

You will then sketch out the background of the koi fish to your liking. Remember if this is going to be a real tattoo design, you might want to think about what you are about to draw.
 
how to draw a koi fish tattoo step 6

STEP 6.

This is your last drawing step. All you have to do is draw in the detailing definition lines on the fins and tail. Once that is done you can also detail the background as well. Erase all the guidelines and shapes to clean up your drawing.
 
how to draw a koi fish tattoo step 7

STEP 7.

When you are done your tutorial on "how to draw a koi fish tattoo should look like the one you see here. Color it in and you are all done.