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How to Draw A Snail – A Step by Step Guide

how to draw a snail in 8 easy steps

Let’s Get Started!

Step 1

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To begin our guide on how to draw a snail, let’s start small! We’ll draw the two little stalks on the snail’s head, known as the upper tentacles. Each tentacle has an eye at the end. Use curved lines with round knobs for the tentacles and join them with a small curved line in between. Lastly, add a dot on each tentacle’s knob.

Step 2 – Next, Draw the Snail’s Head

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In this step, we’ll continue adding to the head of your snail drawing. Draw curved lines coming down from the tentacles. Then, add two thick lines with dots at the end for the lower tentacles of the snail’s face.

Step 3 – Now, Draw the Snail’s Foot

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The flat base of the snail is called the foot. Extend the line from the front of the face into a small protrusion at the front of the foot. Then, create a wavy line that extends backward to form the base of the snail. The line will fold in on itself to shape the back of the foot.

Step 4 – Next, Draw the Shell Outline

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A snail would be a slug without its shell. Draw a big, rounded line on the back of the snail to represent the shell. Also, add a little bump at the left-hand side of the base of the shell. Refer to the image for guidance on the shell’s shape.

Step 5 – Now, Draw the Inner Spiral Shape of the Shell

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Begin building the inner swirling shape of the shell. Draw a curved line from the bottom of the shell towards the center. This line should be rounded and curved. You will continue adding to it in the following steps.

Step 6 – Next, Continue Drawing the Spiral Shape of the Shell

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Extend the curved line from the previous step to create an inner spiral shape. Refer to the reference image for guidance. Add a small line on the left-hand side of the base for extra detail. We’re almost there—just a few more final details to add!

Step 7 – Draw Texture Detail

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Now, let’s add some textured details to your snail drawing. Use small, curved, and sharp lines all over the shell to give it some texture. Add more lines to the base of the snail’s foot for additional detail. Feel free to add any final details of your own, such as a background that reflects the snail’s environment or other creatures to accompany it. Let your creativity shine!

Step 8 – Finish it Off with Color

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Congratulations! You’ve reached the final step of your snail drawing. Now, it’s time to bring it to life with color. You can use a variety of browns or experiment with different colors and styles. Watercolors and colored pencils can help you achieve a more muted and realistic color scheme, or you can opt for a brighter and more vibrant look. The choice is yours!

Tips to Enhance Your Snail Drawing

To make your snail sketch even more amazing, try these tips:

  • Create a background for your snail drawing. Snails can be found in various environments, so let your imagination run wild.
  • Add snail friends to your drawing. By following the same steps with minor modifications, you can fill the page with as many snails as you like!
  • Experiment with colors and mediums. Watercolors and colored pencils can create a more realistic feel, while brighter colors can make your drawing pop.
  • Transform your snail into a slug. Remove the shell and make a few adjustments to turn your snail into a different creature. Use reference images to capture the details accurately.
  • Share your completed snail drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. We’d love to see your creativity!

That concludes our guide on how to draw a snail. We hope you had a fantastic time creating this fascinating little creature. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep drawing and exploring different subjects. For more exciting drawing guides, visit our website regularly. We frequently update with new guides for you to enjoy.

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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