How to Draw a Blue Shark

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Blue Shark in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Blue Shark.

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How to Draw a Blue Shark - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First draw the body by making a curved diamond shape and not closing it on the right side, instead making a fin near the end.

Step 2: Draw the tail from the end of the body so that it splits into two points, and then the line curves inward between the two points.

Step 3: Draw a curved line for the mouth of the shark, add a dot for the eye, use a set of short vertical lines for the gills, and then draw a single line that goes all the way across the shark then turns down at the end.

Step 4: Draw the fins using hooked triangles coming from both above and below the line used to make the bottom of the body. The points should both be facing to the right.

Step 5: Draw the other fins by making triangles off of the body. You should make a large one and a small one on the top of the body, and a medium-sized one on the bottom. Your Blue Shark is now done! If you want to color your Blue Shark, the top half of the shark will be blue and the bottom half of the shark will be white.

Interesting Facts about Blue Sharks

Blue sharks live in ocean waters. They prefer to live in tropical and temperate climates. Because they prefer colder water, blue sharks that live in tropical climates live deeper in the ocean than those that live in temperate climates. They live off the coasts of all continents but Antarctica.

Did you know?

  • The average lifespan of blue sharks is 20 to 30 years.
  • Blue sharks grow to be at least 12.5 feet long, and they weigh 300 to 400 pounds.
  • Blue sharks, as their name suggests, are blue on top and the sides of their bodies. They are white underneath.
  • Blue sharks primarily eat squid. They also dine on octopus, cuttlefish, lobster, crab, and shrimp. They occasionally eat sea birds.
  • Blue sharks tend to move rather slowly. However, during feeding or when they become excited for any reason, they can move pretty quickly.

Female blue sharks can give birth to 25 to 100 babies at a time. Baby blue sharks are called pups. Usually, a litter consists of 30 to 50 pups. The average size of a pup at birth is 14 to 17 inches. Interestingly, when a male finds a mate, the female does not reproduce offspring until about two years after they have mated.