If you’re a fan of the movie “Finding Nemo,” you must have noticed the cute, forgetful fish, Dory. Dory’s character is so likable that many people want to draw her. In this article, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide to drawing Dory for beginners. Following these steps will help you create your own beautiful Dory drawing.
Before starting, make sure you have the following materials:
- A sketchbook
- A pencil
- An eraser
- Colored pencils (optional)
Follow the steps below to draw Dory:
Step 1: Draw Basic Shapes
Begin by drawing a circle on the paper for Dory’s head. Add a small semi-circle to the lower right side of the head circle for the fins. Then draw a straight line down to shape the body.
Step 2: Dory’s Eyes
Draw two large ovals for Dory’s eyes in the upper half of the head circle. Shade the top and the bottom edges of the ovals, leaving a white space in between. Draw small circles inside the ovals for the pupils.
Step 3: Mouth and Nose
Draw a small curve below the eyes to make Dory’s mouth. Add a U-shape to create the nose. Also, draw two small arcs right above the nose for Dory’s nostrils.
Step 4: Fins, Tail and Body
To make Dory’s fins, draw two curved lines along the semi-circle drawn earlier from step 1. Connect the fins to the body with two curved lines. Then draw a slightly curved small line connecting both the bottom ends of the fins. This line marks the tail of Dory.
Step 5: Dory’s Color
Dory’s color should come from the shade, “Royal Blue.” Sketch your drawing lightly, then darken the lines as you go.
Step 6: Add Details
Add the details by drawing the orange and yellow around Dory’s eyes and in the tail and fins. Be sure to leave a white space around the edges of the blue lines to achieve that ‘water effect.’ Make sure to also darken Dory’s pupils.
Step 7: Shading
Shading your drawing will bring Dory to life. Add shadows to the body, tail, and fins by concentrating lines more closely together. Lightly shade above in the eyes to achieve that bright and watery look.
Step 8: Highlighting Techniques
To get the fish’s scales look, use white pencil or paint. Start light and lighten where needed. You can make use of a color smudge to blend. Don’t overdo the highlights; use your judgment to achieve the ideal balance.
Step 9: Erase Extra Lines
Now it’s time to get rid of extra lines you don’t need. Use an eraser to carefully remove them.
Step 10: Coloring
After shading and outlining, you may want to use your colored pencils to bring more colors to your drawing. Start with orange or yellow to highlight Dory’s body.
Q1: Why are the circles so big?
The circles are big because they help provide a proportional base for the rest of the drawing.
Q2: What’s the wavy line in the lower part of Dory?
This line helps define the transition between Dory’s main body and the tail.
Q3: Which type of pencil is useful for Dory’s drawing, colored or lead?
Lead pencils are typically used for a Dory drawing. However, colored pencils may be used to achieve the desired effect.
Q4: What should I do if I make a mistake during my drawing?
Use an eraser to remove the incorrect parts of your drawing. You could also draw over the mistake until it disappears.
Q5: Can I use a different color for Dory?
Yes, you can choose whatever color you want for Dory. Remember, though, Dory’s iconic shade is Royal Blue.
Q6: What else can I do to make my drawing more interesting?
Be creative and experiment with different techniques, textures, and colors to make your drawing look unique.
Drawing Dory may seem intimidating, but breaking it down into steps makes it easier. Follow the steps outlined above, and you’ll have a beautiful Dory drawing in no time. Remember to be patient, practice, and experiment. Keep practicing, and you’ll soon be able to draw Dory like a pro.