Step 1:

Before we add detail we need to understand how a koi fish is made up. *Sample 1 below shows a general guide to start you off with.* Once you have this guide down your ready to start adding detail.

Step 2:

Now start to add extra details like the scales, eye and feelers like in sample 3.* Once happy with your drawing erase the guide.

Step 3:

Sample 5 shows the koi fish drawn in fine line pen.* I always prefer to use pen for the outline but you can use a darker pencil if you wish. *In sample 6 Iíve started to add some shading.

Step 4:

Koi fish are very colorful but for this guide I chose to use black and grey.* So feel free to add lots of color to your fish if you wish. Have fun with it!