How to Draw a Cobra

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

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cobra

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

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon cobra outline by drawing the serpent's face. Use curved lines to outline the open mouth, eye ridge, and teardrop-shaped eye. Draw two curved lines across the eye - one for the pupil and one to mark the corner of the eye. Shade the eye's corner. Draw dots to indicate the snake's nostrils.

Easy Cobra Drawing - Step 2

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Outline the lower jaw using a long curved line. Connect the upper and lower jaws with curved lines on each side. Then, draw the fangs - long, narrow, curved triangles on the top and short ones on the bottom.

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Easy Cobra Drawing - Step 3

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Extend long curved lines from each side of the snake's head, forming the hood. Draw a curved line parallel to the edge of the hood on one side. From inside the mouth, extend a pair of curved lines. Connect them on the end with a "V" shaped line, forming the forked tongue.

Easy Cobra Drawing - Step 4

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw a long curved line from the head, forming the top of the snake's hood and the side of its body. Enclose an oval on one side of the hood and a partial oval on the other.

Easy Cobra Drawing - Step 5

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw two curved lines below the snake's head, one ending at the bottom of the hood and the other outlining the bulk of its body.

Easy Cobra Drawing - Step 6

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw a "C" shaped line on one side of the snake's neck, a short line in it contouring the coil. Then extend two curved lines from the snake's back, and allow them to meet at a point - the tip of the tail.

Easy Cobra Drawing - Step 7

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Band the front of the neck with curved lines. Then, draw wavy lines to indicate the separation of the back and belly.

Add More Details to Your Cobra Picture - Step 8

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Continue drawing curved lines across the belly, detailing the scales.

Complete the Outline of Your Cobra Drawing - Step 9

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use wavy lines to enclose triangles down the snake's back and tail.

Color Your Cobra Drawing

Cobra step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon cobra is now complete. Color your snake. We've used various shades of brown and tan in our example. Cobras are typically brown, gray, or black in color. Albino cobras are solid white.

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

Are you afraid of snakes? You don't have to be afraid of drawing them! Check out this easy, step-by-step cobra drawing guide.

Cobras are venomous snakes from Africa and Asia. In popular culture, they are often depicted as being mesmerized and controlled by the music of snake charmers.

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Like most snakes, cobras have long, "S" shaped bodies. Cobras also have a hood, flaps of skin that they can spread in a defensive posture. This cobra also has long, sharp fangs and a forked reptilian tongue.

Would you like to draw a scene from your favorite movie? Learn how to draw Princess Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin and this magic lamp drawing. This cobra can fulfill the role of Jafar in his snakelike form.

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