Let’s learn how to create a blue whale drawing.
Included are 6 easy steps to follow, children will enjoy creating their own blue whale on paper. Also included is a downloadable version of this blue whale drawing tutorial.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a blue whale.
Get a thrill out of creating a colorful blue whale drawing and remember to add some unique aspects. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Blue Whale Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
The goal is to arrive at a finished drawing of a blue whale by creating one section at a time. The drawing will take 6 steps to complete as we continue to create each part which will get us closer to the finished drawing. The final drawing will be topped off with color making it a artwork you will be proud to show off!
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Start The Body
In the middle of the page, draw a large curved line going from almost the edge of the right side to the left, leaving room on the left side.
Finish The Body Shape
Draw another long curved line connected to the other line on the right side to finish off the body shape.
Add The Fins
Draw a large fin shape towards the right side of the body, and a small line next to it for the other fin in the back. Add another small fin on the back of the body.
Draw The Tail
On the left side, draw the tail and connect it to the body.
Draw The Face
Draw a large line for the mouth and add a small eye, add lines under the mouth as well.
Blue whales have a grey-blue color to them, and generally have lighter underbellies.
Blue Whale Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Blue Whale Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
5 Blue Whale Fun Facts
- Blue whales have 2 blowholes that help them breath. During their deepest dives they can hold their breath for up to 90 minutes before resurfacing for air!
- The blue whale is the world’s largest animal. It can weigh over 300,000 pounds!
- Blue whales have no teeth. Yet they can eat up to 4 tons of tiny krill per day.
- A baby whale is called a “calf”. It can take 3 years for a baby blue whale to grow up and leave its mother.
- Talk about a big heart! The blue whale’s heart is so gigantic that a person could crawl through one of its heart valves; it weighs around 400 pounds in total!