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How to Draw a Snake


Are you ready for a thrilling challenge? In this tutorial, we will teach you how to draw a snake in two different poses – slithering and striking. With easy-to-follow steps and helpful visuals, you’ll be amazed at how cool your snake drawings will turn out!

Fun Snake Facts

Before we begin, let’s learn some interesting facts about snakes:

  • Snakes are reptiles known for their carnivorous diet.
  • There are over 3,000 species of snakes in the world.
  • The reticulated python holds the title for being the largest snake, reaching lengths of up to 30 feet (9 meters)!
  • Snakes have poor eyesight but compensate with heat sensors to detect vibrations.
  • They use their tongues to sense their surroundings.

Tutorial 1: How to Draw a Snake Slithering

Level: Beginner

Tutorial Steps: 6

Snake Slithering Tutorial

Tutorial 2: How to Draw a Snake Striking

Level: Intermediate

Tutorial Steps: 5

Snake Striking Tutorial

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Drawing the Snake’s Body

Start by drawing a squiggly line with an oval shape at one end. Take your time to ensure the shape resembles the reference image.

Step 1

Step 2: Adding the Head and Eyes

Using the oval shape as a guide, sketch the outline of the snake’s head, resembling a pear shape. Draw a curved line in the middle of the head and a wavy line to represent the eye socket.

Step 2

Step 3: Creating the Body and Facial Details

Draw two lines to form the body. The first line starts from the left side, following the curvature of the head, and stops in the middle of the body’s second bend. Repeat the process for the right side of the body. Add curved lines for the eyes and dots for the nostrils.

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Step 4: Finalizing the Body and Tail

Continue drawing the left side of the body, creating a curve that leads to the tail’s tip. Repeat the same process for the right side, forming the second curve in the body. Finally, draw the tail’s line, gradually tapering it to a point.

Step 4

Step 5: Adding the Forked Tongue

To create the forked tongue, draw a line from the nose’s tip downwards, forming a “V” shape. This detail adds a realistic touch to your snake drawing.

Step 6: Final Touches

Congratulations! You have completed your snake drawing. Feel free to enhance it by adding scale patterns to the body or even a spiral shape on the tail to transform it into a rattlesnake. Let your creativity shine!

Additional Drawing Tutorials

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might also like these:

  • How to draw a spider
  • How to draw a frog
  • How to draw a goldfish

Level-Up Your Skills with Tony and Trevor’s Recommendations

For more advanced drawing techniques and inspiration, check out Tony and Trevor’s recommendations. They have years of experience and valuable insights to help you take your artwork to the next level.

Now, grab your pencil and paper, and let’s dive into the captivating world of snake drawing! Happy sketching!

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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