Let’s learn how to create a shark cartoon drawing.
Kids will enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a shark cartoon. This easy shark cartoon lesson is perfect for younger children looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to require about 20 minutes, but the creative process may actually take longer if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.
Learning to draw is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to follow. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Shark Cartoon Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This lesson will instruct you how to draw a shark cartoon. We will pay attention to the shapes of each part and variety of outlines created making sure that the drawing looks right.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Draw A Curved Line
In the middle of the page, draw a large curved line to start off the main body shape
Finish The Body Shape
Draw another curved line to complete the body shape. The shape should come to a rounded point near the top of the page
Add The Mouth
Erase some of the lower body line, and draw a smiling mouth shape. Add some teeth and finish up the mouth.
Draw The Fins
Draw two fins on the body shape, and one on top of the back. Erase part of the back line. Draw the tail at the bottom of the page, closing up the body shape.
Finish The Face
Draw a large oval for the eye and two curved lines for gills.
This shark has a lighter underside with a blue-grey on top.
Shark Cartoon Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Shark Cartoon 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!
Don’t Fear All Sharks
Sharks are an important part of the ecosystem. They have been around for over 400 million years and live in every ocean on Earth.
Sharks return nutrients from deep waters to the surface through their gills, which encourages oxygen production by phytoplankton living near the surface. This is why sharks are considered a keystone species because their presence has a ripple effect on the greater sources of life throughout the oceans.
Sharks have been a vital part of the oceanic ecosystem for millions of years. Unfortunately, they are now being hunted to near extinction by human beings.
Very few sharks are aggressive towards people. Out of approximately 400+ shark species, only 3 types have mainly been responsible for deadly attacks against people. These more aggressive types of sharks are the great white shark, tiger shark and bull shark.
Sharks occasionally bite people because they mistake people for food.
Shark attacks aren’t more common than any other animal attacks: In fact, in the last fifty years the average number of shark attacks that resulted in a person dying are less than 8 per year.