Betta fish, also known as Siamese fighter fish, are some of the most popular fish to own as pets around the world.
It’s easy to see why they are so popular, as they come in beautiful colors, have a unique look to them and are fairly easy to care for.
They can also be great to draw, but learning how to draw a betta fish can prove to be a little bit of a tricky task.
This is a drawing task that can be made much easier when you know what to do, and that’s what we’re here to show you today!
We hope that you have a great time working on this step-by-step guide on how to draw a betta fish that we have prepared for you.
How to Draw A Betta Fish – Let’s Get Started!
We will be drawing this beautiful fish in a profile view as we work through this guide on how to draw a betta fish.
First, start by drawing the head facing to the left, and as you can see in the reference image it will be angled to create the puckered mouth at the midpoint of the face.
Then, we will extend a curvy line back from the top of the head for the back of the betta fish.
The next aspect to draw will be the fin on the side, and you can also draw the rounded gill near to it.
Finally, draw the belly of the fish with a fairly straight line going back from the fin and then rounding up near the end.
Step 2 – Now, draw some more details and add some fins
Now we will be adding not only some smaller details but also some more fins to your betta fish drawing.
The first thing that we will be drawing will be the eye for the fish. Draw a small black dot, and then add some round line details around it.
Then, we will be drawing some large fins hanging down from near the head. These fins will have rounded outlines and have line details throughout to make them look more creased.
Draw some small lines throughout the body for some skin texture, and finally you can start drawing the large fin near the back of the fish. There will be a space left in this fin as it will have another fin overlapping it later.
Step 3 – Next, draw the back fin for the betta fish
You will be drawing the largest fin of them all in this step of our guide on how to draw a betta fish.
This fin will go at the back of the fish, and it will be the fin that overlaps the one that you drew in the previous step.
The outline of this back fin will be quite bumpy and irregular, and there will also be some lines starting from where it connects to the body and extending out into the tail interior.
Then you will be ready to start drawing the final fin in the next step, so let’s proceed!
Step 4 – Draw the outline for the final fin
For this fourth step of your betta fish drawing, we will start drawing the final fin for the fish. This fin will also be fairly large, and it will extend from the front fins all the way to the big back one.
Much like the other fins, this one will be drawn with a slightly bumpy line for the outline.
The interior of this fin will be blank for now, but we will add some detail to it soon.
Step 5 – Add the final touches for your betta fish drawing
As promised, we will be adding some details to the final fin that you just drew for this part of our guide on how to draw a betta fish.
These details will be composed mainly of some lines throughout the bottom fin to also give it the same crease detail that have been present for the other fins.
When you have finished off that fin, you can then add some details of your own before coloring your creation.
One fun thing to add to any drawing is a background, and there are lots of ways that you could create a wonderful background.
You could draw a nice fishbowl setting with some objects for the fish to interact with or even draw a second betta fish to go with this one. What else can you think of that would finish off this betta fish drawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your betta fish drawing with some color
Now comes one of the most fun of all the steps of this betta fish drawing! We mentioned earlier how these fish often come in some beautiful colors, and this step is your chance to bring some of these colors to life.
In our reference image, we showed you just one of the many ways that you could go about coloring this fish in.
We used some gorgeous reds and pinks to bring this betta fish to life, but you should definitely feel free to use any of your favorite colors to finish it off. There are no wrong answers for how you color it in!
You can also play around with the art mediums you use.
Whether you go for brighter colors by using some acrylics or colored markers or go more subdued with watercolors or colored pencils, we know it will look amazing!
4 More Ways To Make Your Betta Fish Drawing Unique
Make your betta fish sketch even better with these 4 fun ideas.
This drawing of a betta fish looks really great on its own, but it would look even better with another fish.
These fish can be aggressive so you wouldn’t want two together in a tank, but seeing as this is just a drawing, it will be okay!
Simply follow through the guide again and create a second fish with any small changes you would like. You could even add a small group of betta fish if you wanted to!
If you want to add some more life to your drawing, you don’t need to stick to just betta fish. You could also add some other fish species that you may love!
Again, in real life you need to be careful which fish you have with betta fish, but we don’t need to worry about that here.
Whether it’s a goldfish or something more exotic, you could create a vibrant array of fish variety.
What are some fishes you would like to add?
Betta fish are some of the most colorful and beautiful fish in the world. When you have finished adding as many as you want, you could customize them with any colors you love in order to bring this betta fish drawing to life.
These could be realistic to real betta fish, or you could go for something more stylistic and vibrant. Incorporating fun art mediums like glitter would also be a great way to add some subtle sparkle to the colors.
Every fish needs a good habitat to live in, and you could create one by adding a background to your betta fish sketch. To do this, you could draw the tank that the betta fish lives in.
Then, you could add some smaller decorative features to make it more vibrant.
That is one way to do it, but you may also want to create a wilder background showing the betta fish in its natural habitat.
Where should these betta fish be living?
Your Betta Fish Drawing is Complete!
That will take care of all 6 steps in this guide on how to draw a betta fish! We hope that this guide made it fun and easy for you to complete a beautiful artwork featuring this incredible fish.
We also wanted to leave it open for you to add your own details and background choices to the image, so be sure to let your creativity flow and see what you can do!
Then, you can check out our website for more drawing guides like this one. There is a huge list of guides with more on the way soon, so keep checking in to never miss out!
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