How to Draw a Snake

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Learn how to draw a great looking Snake with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Snake.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Snake

How to Draw a Great Looking Snake for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon snake outline by drawing the snake's face and head. Outline the face using a curved line doubled back upon itself. Draw a "Y" shaped line, then enclose three successively smaller circles between its arms. Detail the nostril with a short line.

Easy Snake Drawing - Step 2

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Extend two curved lines from the front of the face, and connect them on the end with a "V" shaped line. This forms the snake's forked tongue. Then, extend a curved line from the eye ridge, tracing the back of the head.

Easy Snake Drawing - Step 3

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the lower jaw and the bottom of the neck.

Easy Snake Drawing - Step 4

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Extend curved lines from each side of the snake's head, outlining the coiling body.

Easy Snake Drawing - Step 5

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Continue drawing the snake's coiled body, using overlapping curved lines.

Easy Snake Drawing - Step 6

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Extend a long curved line from the front of the snake's body and double it back on itself. Draw a curved line down its center. Then, extend curved lines from the opposite side, allowing them to meet at a point. This is the snake's tail.

Easy Snake Drawing - Step 7

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Pattern the snake's scales, using curved lines to enclose rounded shapes on the snake's back. Band its neck with short lines.

Add More Details to Your Snake Picture - Step 8

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Continue drawing irregular round blotches on the snake's back.

Complete the Outline of Your Snake Drawing - Step 9

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Continue to draw rounded blotches on the snake's back and tail until the pattern is complete.

Color Your Snake Drawing

Snake step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon snake is now complete. We've colored ours in shades of green. Many snakes have blotchy black, brown, gray, and copper patterns. Other snakes have bold colors, such as red or bright yellow.

Easy, step by step Snake drawing tutorial
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Learn More About The Snake Drawing

Would you like to learn how to draw a snake? This easy, step-by-step animal drawing guide can show you how.

Snakes are easy to draw because their bodies are composed of curved lines. In fact, this snake has its upper body raised in an "S" shaped striking pattern. It senses smells in the air using its forked tongue.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Like most snakes, this snake has a blotchy pattern on its back. By applying realistic colors, you can turn your sketch into nearly any snake species you would like. Some species with similar patterns include rattlesnakes, corn snakes, rat snakes, copperheads, and milk snakes.

You can explore other types of snakes as well. Check out this rattlesnake drawing or learn how to draw a cobra. Don't forget to draw a habitat for the snake to live in.

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