How to Draw a Cartoon Snail

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

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Snail

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

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon snail outline by drawing the snail's head. First, draw two circles. These will become the snail's eyes. Draw a curved line across each circle. In the lower half of the circle, draw a pie chart or Pacman shape - a circle with a missing triangular slice.

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Below each eye, extend two curved lines. These are the snail's eyestalks. Then, connect the stalks with an overlapping curved line, contouring the snail's face.

Easy Cartoon Snail Drawing - Step 2

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Continue the line of the face. This line should be long and wavy, outlining the bottom of the sticky, slimy foot.

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Easy Cartoon Snail Drawing - Step 3

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw another wavy line roughly parallel to the foot, allowing the lines to meet at a point. Draw two curved lines across the face, forming the smiling mouth and the chin. Place a short curved line at the corner of the mouth.

Easy Cartoon Snail Drawing - Step 4

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Extend the remaining side of the head with a long curved line. Double the line back on itself at the end to begin constructing the base of the shell. Connect the tip of the foot to the shell with a curved line.

Easy Cartoon Snail Drawing - Step 5

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Begin the spiral shape of the snail shell by drawing a large "C" shaped line. Connect it to the snail's head with a short line.

Easy Cartoon Snail Drawing - Step 6

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Continue the line of the shell to enclose the circle. Continue the line past the point of completion to begin the spiral pattern.

Easy Cartoon Snail Drawing - Step 7

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Continue the spiral-shaped line.

Add More Details to Your Cartoon Snail Picture - Step 8

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Enclose partial circles all along the spiral line. Notice that the circles grow smaller near the inside of the spiral.

Complete the Outline of Your Cartoon Snail Drawing - Step 9

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Fill the snail shell with more circular spots.

Color your cartoon snail. We've given ours a green and yellow body with a tan and brown spotted snail.

Color Your Cartoon Snail Drawing

Cartoon Snail step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Throughout much of the world, garden snails are usually brown in color. But some snails - especially the ocean and marsh-dwelling snails - have vivid black-and-white patterns or unusually bright colors.

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Slow and steady wins the race - even if you draw at a snail's pace, you can take your time with this easy, step-by-step cartoon snail drawing guide.

The most prominent feature of the snail is its spiral-shaped shell. You will use a long, spiraling line to draw this round shape. You will use circles and curved lines to complete the rest of the portrait.

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If you enjoyed this drawing guide, don't stop there. Give your cartoon snail a home in this butterfly garden scene. You can add in a few more invertebrate friends like this friendly ladybug drawing or sketch these busy bees.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Cartoon Lizard or Easy Cartoon Zebra Drawing tutorials.

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