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Easy How to Draw a Megalodon Shark Tutorial and Megalodon Shark Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Megalodon Shark and a Megalodon Coloring Page. Because, if you’re going to draw a shark, why not draw the biggest, scariest one around?

Megalodon Shark Drawing

Megalodon, meaning “big tooth”, is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately million years ago. Not only was it the largest shark ever to have lived, but it was also quite possibly the largest fish ever to have lived.

The megalodon looked much like today’s great white shark, but was far bigger and more powerfully-built. You only needs to watch the 2018 movie “Megalodon” to see what one might have really looked like back then.

Now beginner artists that would like a little help in drawing their own megalodon, can get some help with a step by step tutorial. That body may look a little more complex than a regular shark, but it’s really very similar. You just need to add extra space to the head so that mouth can be opened extra wide.

Getting the Drawing Started

The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have a dashed line running through the center of each step, both in the horizontal and vertical direction. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.

For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, this megalodon body starts on the center horizontal line, and extends up a bit and then back down to the right. The bottom is a mirrored shape reflected below.

Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.

So does that mean students need to draw a big fat line down the center of their paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.

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Megalodon Shark Coloring Page

Materials for Megalodon Shark Drawing

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Directions to Draw Megalodon Shark Step by Step

Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Megalodon

  1. Start the top of the shark body.

  2. Draw the bottom of the body.

  3. Connect the two with a mouth.

  4. Draw a large tail.

  5. Add an eye, nose and gills.

  6. Add two rows of teeth.

  7. Draw the fins and the edge of the mouth.

  8. Erase the inside lines, and draw a water line.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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