How to Draw a Pike

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Pike in 6 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 Pike.

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How to Draw a Pike - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a Pike, a fish species that can be found in Europe, Canada, Asia, and the U.S. To start, draw the head by making a round cone shape with a small 'v' cut out for the mouth.

Step 2: Close off the back of the head with a curve and add two circles for the eye. Add another few curved lines for the gills.

Step 3: For the body, draw two long curved lines and connect them at the end. Make the lines closer together towards the end of the body. The Pike can grow up to be about 100 cm long. It is also a long, flat fish.

Step 4: This species has one upper fins and three lower fins. Add the upper fin by drawing a rounded triangle shapes at the back on top.

Step 5: Now draw the three lower fins by adding three more rounded triangles.

Step 6: For the tail, draw two curved lines going outward, and then close them off with a 'V' shape. Color the Pike yellow and green, grey, or dark grey.

Interesting Facts about the Pike

The Northern Pike, also simple known as the pike, is a type of meat eating fish that can be found in parts of Europe, Asia, Canada and northern parts of the United States.

Did you know?

  • The male pike is normally around 25 to 100 cm in total length and the female pike can get up to 150cm
  • Pikes can get up to 35kg in total weight
  • The pike is flat and broad along with an interesting snout that almost looks like a duck bill.
  • The color of this fish changes based on where it lives but have seen to be greens and yellows, though they become darker in overall color as they get older
  • The state fish of North Dakota is actually the pike fish
  • You might’ve seen a pike before and didn’t even notice it, or maybe thought it might’ve been dead, but chances are it wasn’t! Pikes are able to stay completely still for a very long time
  • When the pike eggs are laid, no nest is made for them and they are not protected by neither the male nor the female parent of the eggs
  • The main predator of the pike is humans