Readers ask: How To Draw Fish Scales?

Readers ask: How To Draw Fish Scales?

How do you make fish scales?


  1. Use a fish scaler or the back of a knife.
  2. Hold the fish firmly by the tail and scrape the knife from the tail to the head of the fish removing the scales in a stroking motion – they should flake off quite easily.
  3. Finish by washing the fish thoroughly.

How do you draw a good scale?

Feel free to choose the one you like better!

  1. Start by drawing the boundaries of the body, with a line in the center.
  2. On the top, draw the first scale.
  3. Take the ruler again and draw a line across the “body”, right under the scale.
  4. Divide the body into identical segments.
  5. Draw a curve across four segments.

How do you make a fish skin pattern?

Fish scales

  1. Step 1: Draw your first row of scales near the head of the fish, just under the gill line.
  2. Step 2: Draw a second row with each scale bridging over the meeting point of the scales in the first row.
  3. Step 3: Follow this same bridge pattern with each consecutive row. Stop at the beginning of the tail fin.

What is draw to scale?

When a drawing is described as ‘to scale ‘, it means that each element in that drawing is in the same proportion, related to the real or proposed thing – it is smaller or indeed larger by a particular percentage.

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