I’ve never drawn a whale before but I wanted to include one in the illustration that I’m currently working on. This is the best out of the 3 or 4 that I attempted.
The process: Draw and draw some more until it looks good. Scan and trace in illustrator CS4. I thought some sort of texture would work well inside the whale shape so I chose a pattern that I made a while ago and placed underneath the outline. Think it turned out nice.