Discover how to make a manta ray drawing.
Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a manta ray. This easy manta ray lesson is perfect for younger students looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Expect this drawing to require about 20 minutes, but the art-making process can actually take longer if a background is drawn as well.
Enjoy creating a colorful manta ray drawing and remember to add some unique touches. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Manta Ray Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s guided lesson, we are going to learn how to make a manta ray drawing on paper. The size of each of the drawn parts will be considered in each step of the tutorial. Observe that the blue lines have been drawn to show the new lines being drawn in each in each of the steps.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw The Body
Draw an oval for the body.
Draw The Wings
Draw two curved V shapes attaching to the body. Erase the oval lines that are inside the body.
Draw The Tail And Mouth
Draw a curved line for the manta rays tail and two long U shapes for its mouth. Erase the lines from the oval where the mouth is.
Draw The Eyes
Draw two circles near the mouth of the manta ray. Create smaller circles in the eyes to create highlights.
You have completed the outline of a manta ray.
Enjoy Coloring Your Manta Ray
Manta rays are usually a light or dark grey but feel free to make them unique in their own way.
Manta Ray Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Manta Ray 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!
About Manta Rays
Unlike humans, manta rays lack bones and rely on cartilage for their skeleton.
Manta rays continually filter plankton and other small organisms from the water through their large mouths. To help them achieve this, mantas have special flaps on their heads that allow them to get more food and water into their mouths.
Their habitat is warm waters, and they never live in cold or icy conditions. The giant manta ray can be found offshore, in oceanic waters, as well as in productive coastal areas in tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters. As well as estuarine waters and oceanic inlets, the species has also been sighted in bays and intercoastal waterways.
The manta ray is not dangerous, since it is not aggressive nor does it sting with venom.