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Draw a Humpback Whale

Students can learn how to draw a humpback whale with this easy step-by-step tutorial. It has a look and profile that is all its own. See below for a downloadable tutorial.

how to draw a humpback

how to draw a humpback

Here’s a tip: try coloring his belly lighter than the top, to create a kind of two tone look. Use the same crayon, just with different pressure.


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  1. Prep: Print the How to Draw a Whale tutorial for each student.
  2. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases.
  3. Follow the tutorial to draw the whale in pencil.
  4. Trace the drawing with a black marker.
  5. Color the whale carefully with crayons.

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