I didn't want to go see such a magnificent creature in such a way (plus dead whales tend to smell extremely bad!), so instead I have decided to do a How To Draw for sperm whales as a tribute to the dead whales.
Colour in your whale to finish it off. I used a grey pencil crayon to go over the pen and I then shade over the whale and its surroundings blue for the sea water.
Whales are famous for their breaches (jumping out of the sea) and like most whales, sperm whales do occasionally breach too. To draw a breaching sperm whale, create the same shapes as before, but the tail is not needed as it is underwater. Shade in the sea. Create shapes for areas of water spray or droplets.
Reshape and shade in your whale. Leave areas of light reflection and water spray white. The water dripping off the whale are created with simple lines.
I shade in the whale again with my pen. Be careful not to go over the water spray or any droplets. Shade lightly over the areas of light reflection on the whale's body.
Finally, colour in your whale. The whale is grey and the sea, of course, is blue. The spray is a very light shading of blue. You can highlight scratches, etc with a pen.
I hope you have enjoyed my little tribute and I hope that no more sperm whales strand themselves this year. It is a very sad thing to happen to such an amazing animal. I would rather see them in the open ocean where they belong than on a beach in Europe. Until next time, good luck with your drawings!