How to Draw a Rudd

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Rudd in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Rudd.

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

Step 1: When drawing a Rudd, you will want to start with the head. To draw the head you will want to draw a cone shape with an opening left for the mouth.

Step 2: Next you will want to add the face. Start by drawing a circle for the eye, then draw lines around the mouth to make the lips.

Step 3: The next step is to draw the body. To create the body, draw a curved line coming out of the top of the head. Then draw a second curved line coming out of the bottom foot the head leaving a space for the fin. Have them both taper together toward the back and join them with a straight line.

Step 4: Now you will want to draw the lower fins of the fish. For the front lower fin, draw two angled lines connected with a curved one. Add an angled line behind it to represent the fin on the other side. The back lower fin is a more square shape formed with two angled lines coming out of the body connected by a curved one.

Step 5: Step five is to add the upper fin. This fin can be created the same way as the lower back fin and should come out of the top front part of the body.

Step 6: Next to draw the tail you will want draw two triangles coming out of the back of the body with one side of each triangle joining the edge of the body and the other joining each other.

Step 7: The final step is to draw the flipper, by drawing a thin oval on the front of the fish's body. You now have a Rudd.

Interesting Facts about the RUDD

The Rudd is a member of the fish family and the scientific term for them is Scardinius erythrophthalmus. Another common name for this species is the Common Rudd. They spend most of their time on the bottom or in the middle of the water. This animal is found throughout Europe and central Asia, particularly is the basins of the North, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Aral seas.

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1758.
  • New Zealand received an import of these in the 1960s.
  • They feed on aquatic vegetation when the temperature exceeds 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The dorsal fin has up to 9 stripes on it.
  • They can grow up to over 1.5 feet long.

They are very similar to the Roach, except there is a yellow color above their eyes instead of the red, and they have a greenish silver body instead of a bluish silver body. The Golden Rudd is much more distinct, and may be found with other Rudd types in captivity. This species prefers clear water with many plants in it. There are not many of these creatures, but they are the least concern for a possibility of extinction.