How to Draw a Rough-Sided Snake

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

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Rough Sided Snake.

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How to Draw a Rough Sided Snake - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head, oval shaped

Step 2: On the top line only, draw an oval with POINTED ends

Step 3: On the bottom line, draw a curved line around like it will curl over the head

Step 4: Draw another pointed oval like the first

Step 5: Again, create a curved line, only this time going over the back end of the snake

Step 6: Complete the body to come to a point at the tail

Step 7: Draw a diamond pattern all along the snake body - except the head

Interesting Facts about the Rough-Sided Snake

This dark snake is endemic only to Sri Lanka, the mudhills and Central Sri Lanka to be specific. They live at elevations ranging from 750 meters to 2,100 meters above sea level and are easily identified by their unique dark body coloring that is accented by faint red or yellowish tint.

Did you know?

  • The head and neck of the rough-sided snake are the same in color, varying between dark brown and red/brown.
  • Their bodies are cylindrical, making it easy for them to move through their preferred muddy environments.
  • There are eight species of the rough-sided snake.
  • They can be quite difficult to find at times, because they often hide beneath leaves and inside rotted timber in agricultural areas.
  • A female snake will lay four to twelve eggs at a time.

Arts and Crafts Activity Notes: Draw the rough-sided snake and proceed to make and distribute copies to each participant in the activity. Have each participant color in their snakes, using dark colors of their choosing, and then cut them out carefully using safety scissors. Once this is done, lay them on the ground and throw darkly-colored leaves or material on top of them to camouflage them into the setting. Proceed to then have each individual try and find as many snakes as they can without moving the leaves. Whoever finds the most is the winner!

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