How To Draw a Barracuda

how to draw a barracuda

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Barracuda in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a barracuda. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step of the how to draw a barracuda tutorial. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a simple and easy fish drawing!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Barracuda drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about ‘cudas you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Barracudas are predatory fish found in tropical oceans around the world near coral reefs or structures like shipwrecks.
  • They have streamlined torpedo-shaped bodies with large mouths and razor sharp teeth adapted for catching fast prey.
  • Barracudas can grow over 1.8 meters long and are often colored silver with stripes or bars along their bodies and fins.
  • Their eyes face forward and are large with excellent vision to spot fish schools from long distances away.
  • Powerful muscle-driven tails propel them through water at high speeds to ambush and overtake victims with sudden bursts.
  • Reef barracudas are usually solitary hunters that feed on smaller fish, squid, shrimp and sometimes turtles or birds.
  • Schools of barracudas sometimes form to herd and stun larger fish into surrendering to their numbers.
  • While mostly eating fish, barracudas are themselves preyed on by sharks, groupers and other large predatory fish.
  • Their sharp teeth are replaced continuously throughout life and are sometimes mistakenly thought to be aggressive towards humans.
  • Underwater, barracudas are usually wary of divers but become more active and territorial at night

How To Draw a Barracuda – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the back and start the barracuda’s tail.

how to draw a barracuda

Step 2: Draw the rest of the back.

how to draw a barracuda

Step 3: Now you can draw the underside of the fish.

how to draw a barracuda

Step 4: Draw the tail and add some fins.

how to draw a barracuda

Step 5: Sketch in eyes, fin and mouth detail.

how to draw a barracuda

Step 6: Draw the big, sharp, teeth!

how to draw a barracuda

Well done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Barracuda, consider adding some shading or coloring to make your toothy fish drawing look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your barracuda drawing.

barracuda drawing


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Barracuda! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a barracuda is with practice!

Are you looking for another fun ocean fish to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw an ANGELFISH?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw an Angelfish.

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