How to Draw a Sarcastic Fringehead

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

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Sarcastic Fringehead.

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How to Draw a Sarcastic Fringehead - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For a mouth, draw a line that curves up, bends over itself and curves back down, bends under itself and curves down in the opposite direction, and finally curves up a little to meet itself at the midpoint of the first curve.

Step 2: At the top of the mouth, draw a line that curves up and back, then curves down and back. In between the mouth and the top of the head, draw a dark circle within a dark oval, with a small curve over it. On top of the head, draw a dark semicircle.

Step 3: Draw one curve going up from the end of the mouth, and another curve going back from under the end of the mouth. Behind the first curve, draw a rounded square. Behind that shape, draw a wavy line; draw straight lines that connect the points of the waves to the square.

Step 4: Draw an upward-pointing curve from each end of the body that meet in a square point. Draw a wavy line behind this point; connect each point of the wave to the end with a line.

Step 5: Draw a wavy line over the end of the body and one under the end of the body; connect the points of the waves to the body with straight lines. Done! You can color it reddish-brown with darker patterns.

Interesting Facts about the Sarcastic Fringehead

The Sarcastic Fringehead fish calls his home to the Pacific Northwest of North America but can extend as far South to the Baja of California in Mexico.Most of their time is spent living inside of their home which is mainly caves, clam shells, cracks in rocks, or even human trash. There is a part of the ocean floor in Southern California that is covered with trash and there is a Sarcastic Fringehead that lives in nearly every can or bottle there.

Did you know?

  • The Sarcastic Fringehead is a foot-long fish meaning they can grow to about 12 inches long. But most are 3 to 8 inches.
  • They are very territorial meaning they defend their homes very well. They will fight intruders by opening their mouths and attacking the intruder coming to their house. They will wrestle with their mouths.
  • Sarcastic Fringeheads are named after their aggressive and angry territorial behavior.
  • They have not yet been classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • Most of the Sarcastic Fringeheads live in water between 9 and 240 feet deep from the Pacific Northwest to Baja California.

Fringeheads feed mainly on crustaceans like shrimp and crabs. Their territory is so small that they must be aggressive and defend it to make sure they have food to eat. Most of the time Sarcastic Fringeheads lie and wait for their food to swim by when they will then pounce and take their prey by surprise.