Did you know? There are over 3,000 different kinds of snakes in the world. They range in size from less than 4 inches (10 centimeters) to more than 30 feet (9 meters). There is even an ancient, fossilized snake that would have been 50 feet (15 meters) long. Snakes live on every continent in the world, except for snowy Antarctica.
Snakes often get a bad rap, due in part to the venomous bite of some, or due to the fact that as reptiles, they are naturally cold blooded. Some people avoid snakes because they have been used as a symbol of evil since ancient times. Don’t worry, though – if you’d like to draw your own snake, the cute cartoon serpent in this drawing tutorial is nothing to be afraid of.
To draw your snake, you will need a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a marker, pen, or pencil. You may also want to have some crayons, markers, or colored pencils handy to color your snake when finished.
Notice that each step in this simple drawing guide is accompanied by easy to follow illustrations. In each picture, new lines added to the drawing are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your original lines in order to complete the drawing.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Snake
Beginning on the left side of the circle, draw a curved, wavy line. Allow the line to pass through the circle and connect on the opposite side.
Draw a short, curved line at each end of the mouth to indicate a smile. Draw two small ovals in the middle of the face for the nose. Above each oval, draw a short, curved line.
Draw another curved line extending above the last. Now, the snake’s body will appear to form an “S” shape.
Draw a curved line extending from the end of each of the previous two lines. Allow these lines to meet in a point.
Draw circles and ovals of various sizes down the length of the body. In our illustration, we used 18 such shapes to detail the body.
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