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Uploaded: January 30, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 30, 2010
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In celebration of the new fish category I will be submitting a lesson that will show you “how to draw angelfish, step by step”. These types of aquatic lifeforms live amongst households in freshwater tank set ups. They are one of the prettiest tropical fish species in existence which means they are very popular and you are likely to see one in a fish tank near you. Angelfish have a remarkable ability to gain attention when the shadow of a human is near it's surroundings. They act a bit comical when it's feeding time, and they are also one of the first fish to be exported from America to Europe back in 1820. When 1930 rolled around the angelfish started to be bred in the states for the first time ever and since then, you can find these tropical sea creatures in almost every pet shop, and some department stores that sell aquatic life and accessories. The body description for these animals is very simple. They have flat like triangular shaped bodies with long wispy dorsal fins that seem to extend the full length of the fish's body. They also come in a variety of colors which range from golden, silver, koi, smoky, pearly gold, black, zebra, marble, blushing, blue blushing, and veiltail. The color I drew is the zebra shade and I think it came out looking beautiful. It is going to be really simple to learn "how to draw angelfish, step by step" because this water critter has a simple shaped body concept. The more I say it the more evident it gets, I will be back soon with more drawing fun. Peace out and happy swimming.

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how to draw angelfish

How to Draw Angelfish

how to draw angelfish step 1

STEP 1.

Draw a sideways shaped triangle and then draw the shape of the tail fin. You will then draw a dash in the point of the shape for the mouth.
 
how to draw angelfish step 2

STEP 2.

Here you will start sketching out the actual shape of the fish's body and then draw the wispy dorsal fin. Next sketch out the fish's back fin design as you see here which consists of stripes and lines.
 
how to draw angelfish step 3

STEP 3.

Finish drawing the shape of the body and then draw in the predominate eyeball. Add the stripes across the eye, and then draw the tail fin shape which is much smaller then the body. As you can see at the edges of the tail it is tipped with wispy lines.
 
how to draw angelfish step 4

STEP 4.

Since this angelfish has a zebra striped pattern, you will draw various lines on the surface of it's scaly body. Once that is done add a bit more detailing to the fins and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw angelfish step 5

STEP 5.

Here is what your fish looks like when your done. All you have to do now is color it in the shape you like.