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!
The Largest Aquatic Animal on the Planet!
The Blue Whale is the largest animal to have ever lived! This marine mammal typically grows around 90 feet in length and can weigh more than 130,000 kilograms.
Everything about the Blue Whale is gigantic. Its heart can be the size of a car and its tongue can weigh around 2500 kilograms.
The largest of the blue whales are found to live in the Antarctic and can even grow to a length of 110 feet and weigh up to 330,000 kilograms.
They are found around the world except the Arctic Ocean. These gentle giants are generally friendly and pose no threat to human life as they primarily feed on tiny shrimp-like animals, called krill.
How do Blue Whales Communicate?
Whales mainly communicate through sound despite having no external ears. They have an extremely heightened sense of hearing, where sounds travel from their flesh and bone and are carried to their ears buried deeply in their skull.
Whales talk to each other through echolocation, producing high frequency clicking sounds and whistles. Single clicking sounds are used to navigate while multiple clicking sounds are used to communicate.
Blue whales are known as the loudest animals on the planet. They produce strong, low frequency vocalizations that can be heard for miles!
Blue Whale Conservation
It is said that the Blue Whale’s population depleted during the 17th to the 20th century due what is called the “Whaling Era”. During this historic time humans excessively hunted whales to create various products like soap, oil, perfume, and was also a general food source at the time.
As an endangered species, there are only an estimated 25,000 Blue Whales left in existence. They are heavily protected by international laws and their meat and other produce cannot be legally bought anywhere around the world.
Other Facts on Blue Whales
Blue whales are said to be one of the longest living animals on the planet. They have an average lifespan of around 80 to 90 years and the oldest Blue whale found was an estimated 110 years old.
This marine mammal gives birth to large calves that can be classified as one of the biggest animals on the face of the Earth. A baby blue whale or a calf, is born 25 feet long and already weighs around 3000 kilograms.
Now that is one big baby!