How to Draw a Pufferfish

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

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

Step 1: First, draw the head of the Pufferfish using a stretched C-shaped curve. Make a small groove where the mouth of the fish will be.

Step 2: Next, draw a circle and a ring outside it for the eye.

Step 3: Then, draw a narrowing cone shape for the body of the Pufferfish using gently curved lines.

Step 4: Draw the tail using small slanting lines and a wavy line for the edge of the tail fins. As shown in the image, make the end of the tail wider than the place where it starts from the body.

Step 5: Next, let us draw the fins on the top, bottom and side of the Pufferfish using long curves. The top fin or dorsal fin must be bigger than the other two fins as shown.

Step 6: Use small dots to show the small spines that cover the top part of the Pufferfish’s body. Draw stripes on the tail and fins to show the fin detail. Draw a small line for the mouth of the Pufferfish. Your drawing of the Pufferfish is now complete and you can color it!

Interesting Facts about the Pufferfish (Takifugu poecilonotus):

Takifugu poecilonotusis a type of pufferfish native to China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The international Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources admits that there is a deficiency of data about this particular species of pufferfish. However, there are several other species of pufferfish that we can examine here.

Did you know?

  • Pufferfish are thought to be the second-most poisonous vertebrate (animal with a backbone) in the world!
  • Even though the organs of the pufferfish are very toxic, some checks know which part is safe to eat.
  • Pufferfish meat is considered a delicacy in Japan.
  • There is great diversity of pufferfish in tropical waters, but there are no species of pufferfish that live in cold waters.
  • The pufferfish is an animal with extremely good eyesight.

Pufferfish are very slow s wimmers. This is why they “puff” themselves up with water to look much bigger than they are. Looking bigger scares away predators. It also makes the spines on a pufferfish poke out like spikes!