How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 9

How to Draw an Underwater Scene

Creatives will love learning how to draw an underwater scene with 9 easy illustrative steps.

Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw an underwater scene. This easy underwater scene tutorial is perfect for young children looking to learn how to draw.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow!

Enjoy learning how to draw an underwater scene. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. What other deep sea elements can you draw? Remember there is a PDF guide at the end of the lesson.

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw an Underwater Scene Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw An Underwater Scene: All Steps

The goal is to arrive at a finished drawing of an underwater scene by working on one area at a time. This project will take 9 steps in total as we continue to create each area moving closer to the completed work of art. The completed artwork will be perfected with color creating a drawing you will be proud of!

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw Rocks

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 1

    Draw rocks by forming rounded elongated shapes of different sizes as shown.

  2. Add Corals

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 2

    Add corals by creating thin rod-like shapes branching out into more rod-like shapes similar to the illustration.

  3. Create Sea Sponges

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 3

    Let’s first outline the long tubular shape of the sea sponges. Next, draw an oval on top to form the opening of the sea sponge.

  4. Attach A Starfish

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 4

    Attach a starfish on a rock by forming a star shape.

  5. Draw Seaweed

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 5

    Now, let’s draw some seaweed growing behind the rocks! First, make an outline of the seaweed’s central rib by drawing a long wavy line. Next, create wavy lines on both sides of the central rib to form the seaweed’s shape.

  6. Outline A Clam Shell

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 6

    Outline the bumpy rounded shape of a clam shell as shown.

  7. Draw The Folds And Opening Of The Clam Shell

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 7

    Let’s first draw the opening of the clam shell by making three bumpy lines curving upward. Next, form the folds on the top and bottom shell by drawing curved lines.

  8. Add Bubbles

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 8

    Now, add some bubbles by creating different sizes of circles. Also, create a wavy horizontal line to draw the sand.

  9. Complete The Underwater Scene Drawing

    How To Draw An Underwater Scene: Step 9

    Let’s complete the underwater scene drawing by first coloring the rocks with a purple crayon. Use a pink crayon to color the corals and a red crayon to shade the sea sponges. Next, fill in the seaweed with a green crayon. Now, color the starfish using an orange crayon. Then, shade the clam shell mainly with a light orange crayon and the opening with a dark orange crayon. Finally, fill in the seabed with an orange crayon and the body of water using different shades of blue. Don’t forget to color the bubbles with a light blue crayon!

How to Draw an Underwater Scene PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw an Underwater Scene. 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!

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