Learn how to draw a great looking Black Widow Spider with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Black Widow Spider.
The black widow spider is one of the most recognizable North American spiders, with its shiny black exoskeleton and red hourglass pattern. Despite its small size (maxing out at 1.5 inches), it is also one of the most venomous.
These spiders have a neurotoxin that can sicken a healthy adult and endanger children or the elderly.
Where did this spider get its name? Sometimes, the female black widow spider eats her mate. Male spiders rearrange the female's web and spin a light web called the "bridal veil" around the female.
This gives him the best chance of escape if she decides to attack. Sometimes, however, he becomes a meal. Females can live up to three years, males for one year.
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Would you like to draw a creepy cartoon of a black widow spider? This easy, step-by-step cartoon animal drawing tutorial can show you how. What will you need? Only a pen, pencil, or marker and some paper. You may wish to have these in shades of red and black.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Black Widow Spider
How to Draw a Great Looking Black Widow Spider for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by sketching the fangs and head of the spider. Use curved lines to enclose the rounded triangular shapes of the fangs. Then, draw a curved line on each side of the fangs to outline the head.
Easy Black Widow Spider Drawing - Step 2
2. Continue to draw the spider's head and cephalothorax, or midsection. Use overlapping curved lines.
Easy Black Widow Spider Drawing - Step 3
3. Shade two rows of small ovals across the head. Did you know? Black widows have eight eyes. Then, use a pair of long curved lines to draw the first of the spider's legs. Allow the lines to meet at a sharp point.
Easy Black Widow Spider Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw the next leg, again using two long curved lines that meet at a point. Use long curved lines to begin sketching the third leg, noting the "L" shaped bend at the top. Connect the legs and head using short lines.
Easy Black Widow Spider Drawing - Step 5
5. Complete the third leg using a long curved line. Then, draw the spider's fourth leg using a pair of long curved lines that meet at a sharp point.
Easy Black Widow Spider Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw the long fifth leg, again using a pair of curved lines that meet at a sharp point. Note the bends at the spider's joints. On the opposite side, draw a curved "L" shaped line to outline the top of the sixth leg.
Easy Black Widow Spider Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw curved lines parallel to the lines of the sixth leg, meeting at a sharp point to fully enclose the outline. Then, use a pair of long curved lines to draw the seventh leg.
Add More Details to Your Black Widow Spider Picture - Step 8
8. Spiders and other arachnids have eight legs, so there is only one leg to go. Draw it using a pair of curved lines that meet at a point. Notice how the leg is partially hidden by the existing legs.
Complete the Outline of Your Black Widow Spider Drawing - Step 9
9. Use long curved lines to enclose the black widow spider's large, teardrop-shaped abdomen. On the abdomen, use curved lines to draw its trademark hourglass shape.
Color Your Black Widow Spider Drawing
Color your cartoon black widow spider. Typically, the southern black widow spider is shiny black with a red hourglass shape on its underside. Immature spiders may have brown markings on the legs and a yellow hourglass.
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