How to Draw a Giant Trevally

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Giant Trevally 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 Giant Trevally.

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How to Draw a Giant Trevally - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the face. It's flat at the bottom, and then curves up to a point at the top. Make a line at the bottom for the mouth.

Step 2: Draw the rest of the face. Draw two circles for an eye, and then add a line above the mouth, and connect the two lines.

Step 3: Next, draw the body and fins. The trevally is very wide for most of its body, and then thins drastically for the tail. Make sure to leave space for the tail. For fins, add wider ones in the back, and small ones in the front. If you're having trouble, just draw triangles

Step 4: Draw the body fin, which is right about in the middle.

Step 5: Finally, draw the tail, which is similar to the fins, but much bigger.

Interesting Facts about the Giant Trevally

Also called giant fish is mainly found in Indo-Pacific waters. It is silver in color and has black spots on them. Males turn black upon maturity. There weight goes up to 170 cm and weigh about 80kg. It has been seen that in the genus Caranx, giant trevally is the biggest fish found. They feed on fish, mollusk, crustaceans etc.

Did you know?

  • 10,000lbs of giant trevally are fished in Hawaii every year.
  • They hunt their prey as individuals or in a group. They are mostly referred to as unsociable fish.
  • They are referred to as an alpha predator
  • Hawaiians call giant trevally ulua.
  • Hawaiians used to use ulua or giant trevally for their religious rituals back in the days. This would often replace human sacrifices in their cultural rites.
  • There has been over 84% decrease in the population of Giant trevally.

Lesson plan note: Prepare a giant trevally dish for lunch one day and let children learn about the animal using all of their five senses.