Learn how to draw a cartoon fish jumping out of the water…all by using the base shape as a cursive letter ‘d’ shape. It is fun turning cursive letters into cartoon drawings. Below are the easy-to-follow, step by step drawing instructions. This specific lesson comes from a 1950’s handwriting handbook…it is sort of fun to think that you will be doing the same tutorials that 70 year old adults did when they were little. Have fun!
How to Draw Cartoon Jumping Fish from a Cursive Lowercase Letter d Shape – Tutorial for Kids
Written-Out Step by Step Drawing Instructions
(Step 1) Write a lowercase d.
(Step 2) Draw a curved line in an arc towards the left.
(Step 3) Continue the curved line up towards the left-bottom. Draw a line for the mouth.
(Step 4) Draw a curved line on the top-right of the fish. Draw a letter ‘s’ shape on the left side of the fish.
(Step 5) Draw a #6 shape as the eye. Draw curved lines for fish scales. Draw a curved line to finish the fin on the fish’s back. Draw a curved line to finish the outline of the fish. Draw letter ‘u’ shapes outside of the fish (these will be water droplets in the next step).
(Step 6) Draw waves. Draw a letter ‘v’ shape in the eye (The #6) and fill in the rest of the circle, except for the letter ‘v’ shape. Draw letter ‘v’ shapes on all the letter ‘u’ shapes to form water droplets. Draw lines in the fins of the fist to give it texture.
(Step 7) And there is your finished “jumping fish”