How to Draw a Realistic Snake

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Snake in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Realistic Snake - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start by drawing a sideways loop for the head.

Step 2: Now draw a diadonal line from the tip of the head to the end and then draw a dot in the middle for the eye.

Step 3: Next we draw the belly for which we extend the top and bottom of the head and curve the bottom line up.

Step 4: Draw the body by drawing a curved line from above the belly towards the left. Now draw another curved line starting from the middle of the belly, below the other line, and draw it to the left making it loop back up where the other line ends. This is the upper part of the body.

Step 5: Next we draw the rest of the body by drawing a semi-eliptical curved line below the upper body from right to left and draw another line inside to make the body look coiled in the middle. Make sure to leave some space in the middle.

Step 6: Draw the tail by drawing two small curved lines in the space bewteen coils of the body.

Step 7: Draw curved fuzzy lines diagonally across the body for the snake'sscale patterns.

How to Draw a Realistic Snake - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Snake – Step-by-Step Tutorial