How to Draw a Koi-Fish

Koi are an ornamental species of fish that descend from the carp. In the 1600s, Chinese farmed carp in rice paddies, a practice that traveled to Japan, where the Japanese noticed odd color variations in some of the carp and bred them, creating the koi species. Koi used to only be found in red, white, black and blue, but have since been bred in different combinations of all the colors in the rainbow.

Follow this step by step drawing tutorial and learn how to draw and color a Koi-fish in six steps.

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What we're going to draw is an overlooked koi. Draw a big drop shape as the koi’s head and body.
Draw eyes using semi-circles, and the mouth using a small circle.
Draw a wavy line to divide the drop shape into the head and the body. Then draw the dorsal fin and scales.
Draw the koi's pelvic fins and tail.
Draw some spiral curves and small circles around the fish to show the water flows and bubbles.
Color this koi fish.

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