Today I’ll be showing you how to draw a puffer fish. Puffer fish are adorable little sea creatures that are famous for their sharp spines and ability to puff up their bodies to look like a balloon. Puffer fish do this to avoid being eaten, and I can’t help but smile every time I see it! So get your pencils ready and let’s learn how to draw a puffer fish!
To get our puffer fish started we will first need to draw a simple circle. This circle will form the bulk of the fish’s body.
Next, draw the outline of the puffer fish’s eyes and two curved lines for the bumps above its eyes.
Now we need to draw the opening of the puffer fish’s mouth below its eyes.
Finish the puffer fish’s mouth by adding a few lines around the outside to give the mouth a little more definition.
Next, draw two rectangular shapes near the top of the puffer fish’s body for the fins.
Add a few thin lines inside each of the fins to give them a little more detail.
Lastly, draw several spines covering the entire puffer fish’s body, pointing outward in all directions.
All that’s left to do now is to give your puffer fish a little color. Typically, most puffers are a beige/yellow hue on top, and a lighter white or light beige on the bottom. I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw a puffer fish with me. If you did, be sure to share this tutorial on social media and stop back for plenty more! Happy drawing!