How to Draw a Swordfish

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

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

Step 1: Let's draw a Swordfish by starting with a sideways 'v' for the mouth. They have no teeth. Just like the name, this fish has a long, flat bill which looks just like a sword. They use it they use to pierce their prey-like the way a real sword is used. Draw the long blow and finish the head with a cone shape. Add another small curve behind the mouth.

Step 2: Draw a circle in the head for the eye. They have great eyesight, which makes them great hunters.

Step 3: Draw two curved lines that get closer together toward the end for the body.

Step 4: For the first fin, draw two long curved lines on top of the body. Add another smaller fin towards the back.

Step 5: Now, add three more fins along the bottom. Notice the front one is much longer than the other two. The middle lower fin is more of a triangle. Add the last back fin to match the small one on the top.

Step 6: Now, add a moon-shape crescent for the tail. The Swordfish can be colored blackish brown that gets lighter on the belly.

Interesting Facts about the Swordfish

The swordfish is a very fast swimming fish that can be found in a varying temperature and type of ocean waters. The swordfish is a well-known fish because of it is easy to identify by its unique appearance.

Did you know?

  • Just like the name of this fish suggests, this fish has a very long and flat bill which closely resembles a sword that they use to cut and pierce their prey. Just like the way a real sword is used.
  • The body of a swordfish is shaped a lot like a cylinder and is a blackish brown color that slowly becomes a lighter brown on its underside
  • These fish can get up 445cm total length and weigh up to 540kg
  • The female swordfish is normally larger than the males and also tends to live a longer life
  • Adult swordfish have no teeth or scales!
  • The main food that swordfish enjoy is squid but they also will eat crustaceans
  • Swordfish are able to keep their body temperatures higher than the water that they are swimming in, unlike many fish, which is why they are able to live in so many different temperatures of water

Swordfish have great eyesight which makes them such a great hunter. The reason they are able to have such strong eyesight is because they have special organs next to their eyes, which are also used to keep their brain and eyes warm while in colder waters!