16 Dolphin Drawings for Lovers of This Marine Mammal

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Grab your drawing pencils, colored pencils, and other supplies so that you can recreate one of these cool dolphin drawings. These dolphin drawing ideas are great for all skill levels. That means there’s something for everyone, regardless of how long you’ve been drawing.

Facts About Dolphins

Dolphins are marine mammals and are a part of the family of toothed whales. There are around 40 different species of dolphins.

They can be found in all the world’s oceans, from the tropics to the Arctic. Dolphins are well-known for their playful behavior and their intelligent minds.

They are able to learn complex tasks and even use tools. Dolphins have communication abilities that surpass those of other animals.

They use whistles, clicks, and other sounds to communicate with each other over long distances. The lifespan of dolphins is typically around 20-30 years, but some have been known to live up to 50 years.

You can help protect dolphins by supporting organizations that work to protect them such as the Whale and Dolphin Conservation USA.

If you enjoy these marine mammals, you’ll love being inspired by these works of art.

1. Simple Dolphin

Irena Remc is the artist behind this cool dolphin drawing. Irena is an artist that specializes in creating beautiful illustrations, paintings, and drawings.

simple dolphin
Artist Credit: irenaremc.art

2. Dolphin in Water

This drawing of a dolphin swimming in the water is so realistic and amazing. The artist did a great job with the shading here as well.

dolphin swimming in water
Artist Credit: ketiescraftsandcreations

3. Blue Dolphin

This blue dolphin has lots of detail that’s been enhanced by using different shades and gradients of blue. If you would like to improve your colored pencil technique, this can be a great reference.

blue dolphin
Artist Credit: kristinastenmarck

4. Dolphin with Rose Crown

Incorporate watercolor paint into your art to make it stand out beautifully. I just love how the watercolor floral crown makes this painting pop.

dolphin with floral crown
Artist Credit: mizz.ana.art

5. Realistic Dolphin Sketch

If you want to draw a realistic dolphin, I think that this sketch is perfect. Believe it or not, this dolphin was actually drawn using crayons.

dolphin crayon drawing
Artist Credit: sandra_art44

6. Dolphin with Beach Ball

If you want to draw something fun and colorful, use this drawing for inspiration. This cute little dolphin is playing with an orange and yellow beach ball.

kids dolphin drawing
Artist Credit: kalakritartstudio

7. Dolphin and Roses

This dolphin is covered with beautiful hand-drawn roses. Please check out the artist’s website Artwork By Shai if you would like to see more of their work.

dolphin with roses
Artist Credit: shai_artwork

8. Beautiful Dolphin Drawing

If you would like to get better at drawing this beautiful marine mammal, I love this drawing because it’s perfectly detailed and also makes a great reference for beginners.

beautiful dolphin drawing
Artist Credit: steven.ca.44

9. Easy Dolphin Drawing

Here’s an easy dolphin drawing that’s perfect for kids or anyone who’s looking for a simple drawing project. Color in your drawing to make it stand out even more.

easy dolphin drawing
Artist Credit: yumna_mashkoor

10. Simple Dolphin Watercolor

Practice your watercolor skills by practicing blending different colors. What I love about drawing and watercolor painting is that it doesn’t have to look perfect. Always remember to have fun when working on your projects.

simple dolphin watercolor
Artist Credit: anisaozalp

11. How to Draw a Realistic Dolphin

BKB Art Universal has a helpful YouTube tutorial showing you how to draw a realistic dolphin. This is a great step-by-step tutorial for beginners.

How to Draw a Realistic Dolphin
Artist Credit: art_universal_

12. Two Dotwork Dolphins

These awesome dolphins were drawing using the dotwork technique. Dotwork is just as it sounds. This technique uses multiple dots to create the image.

dotwork dolphin drawing
Artist Credit: elenart097

13. Dolphin within Circle

I’ve always loved the drawings that showcase nature within a circle. This drawing has a sort of 3D effect that would be really fun to recreate.

3d dolphin drawing
Artist Credit: kmtvm123

14. Dolphin and Sun

Add background scenery to give your piece more detail. This dolphin is jumping from a wave, and you can see the sun and birds flying in the background.

dolphin with waves
Artist Credit: vasilislam

15. Dolphin Using Dotwork and Linework

Earlier I shared a drawing that uses dotwork. This drawing uses dotwork as well as linework. Unlike dotwork which uses dots to create your art, this technique uses multiple lines to create the image.

Dolphin Using Dotwork and Linework
Artist Credit: elise.ottaway

16. Dolphin Using Pointillism Technique

This dolphin drawing was created using archival ink and the pointillism technique. According to Britannica, pointillism is the practice of applying small strokes or dots of color to a surface so that from a distance they visually blend together.

Dolphin Using Pointillism Technique
Artist Credit: erasarts5

These dolphin drawing ideas are perfect for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something here to inspire you. So grab your supplies and get started!

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