How to Draw a Great White Shark

Step 1

Start by drawing the eye, nose, nostril and back of your great white shark in pencil. Draw lightly at first so that you can erase easily if you want to change anything.

Step 2

Next add the lower part of the mouth, gills and throat.

Step 3

Now we can add the dorsal and pectoral fins.

Step 4

Next comes the upper part of the back and tail.

Step 5

Now draw in the rest of the body, including the anal and adipose fins.

Step 6


When you finish your Great White Shark drawing why not color it in like this!

Click on the painting above to find out how I created these colorful images from my Great White Shark drawing.

I used watercolor paints and masking fluid, both available from BLICK art supplies.

Click on a Shark below to see a bigger one!

This video shows another way how to draw a Yorky. It’s more realistic with shading as well. Pause the video to draw it at your own speed!

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