how to draw a pike
Step 4. How to Draw a Pike
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Uploaded: February 24, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 24, 2010
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That tuna was pretty sweet right? Drawing fish can sometimes be so relaxing because fish, have a natural soothing quality to their appearance. For the second lesson of the day, I will show you “how to draw a pike”, step by step. These fish are also known as pickerel, northern pike, and jacks. This specie of fish has a look almost like no other. They have long, strong, plier like jaws with sharp razor teeth, and their bodies are long, narrow and slithery looking. Unlike the tuna, pike are found in fresh water lakes, streams and rivers. For a while fisherman labeled pike as being an annoyance because it would eat up the salmon and trout that are found in streams and lakes. Gamekeepers would catch pickerel, and then kill them because part of a pikes diet consists of ducks and other birds. What makes this fish such an awesome hunter? It's dark green coloring and excellent sight. Because the color if this fish species is almost like a camouflage green, they hide easily in the weeds at the bottom of lakes and rivers. When they are hiding to feed, they are able to zone in on prey when they are fifty feet away. One of the cool things about this water animal is that even though they are considered to be fierce predators, they prefer to live in calm, slow moving deep waters. Normally male animals are always bigger then females right? Well not in this case. Male pike only grow to be less then five feet long, and weigh less then eleven pounds. The females on the other hand grow to be five feet long and up to fifty five pounds. I guess you could say that pike eat anything when it comes to their diet. There is one fish that that they won't eat though and that is the “sticklebacks”. The reason being? Because they have sharp spines that make it difficult for a pike to swallow whole. I personally never went fishing for pike, and to be honest I probably never will. I'm more of a saltwater fisherman during the summer months and I think it's because the game is bigger, and have a better taste. You know what else is fun, learning "how to draw a pike", and then coloring it in. That will do it for this tutorial description, I still have two more to upload so try and stay on to which species they are. Have fun gang, and happy drawing!

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