How to Draw an Easy Cartoon Squid

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

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Cartoon Squid

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

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the easy cartoon squid outline by drawing the eyes. Draw two ovals with smaller ovals inside them. Extend short curved lines from the corners of the eyes.

Easy Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing - Step 2

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use curved lines that double back upon themselves to trace the bottom of the mantle just above the eyes. Extend curved lines downward on each side to outline the squid's face.

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Easy Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing - Step 3

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Extend two long curved lines upward to trace the sides of the mantle.

Easy Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing - Step 4

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use two curved lines that meet at a point on top to enclose a partial heart shape around the top of the mantle. Then draw another curved line down its center.

Easy Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing - Step 5

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Begin drawing the squid's arms. Below the face, draw two long, curved lines and allow them to meet at a gentle point.

Easy Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing - Step 6

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw a second arm, a mirror image of the first. Again, draw two long, curved lines and allow them to meet at a gentle point.

Easy Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing - Step 7

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw two more arms, using curved lines that meet at gentle points. The arms should connect to the sides of the face, completely enclosing the body of the animal.

Add More Details to Your Easy Cartoon Squid Picture - Step 8

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw the squid's tentacles. On each side, extend a set of parallel curved lines. Enclose a partial teardrop shape at the end of each. Contour it with a curved line, and draw three oval-shaped suction cups on its surface.

Complete the Outline of Your Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing - Step 9

Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw another arm between the existing arms, again using two curved lines that meet at a gentle point. Contour the top of the arms with short curved lines.

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Easy Cartoon Squid step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your easy cartoon squid outline is now complete. We've colored ours orange - a hue reminiscent of the rare giant squid. But squid come in many colors. Some even change color to blend in with their environment or to communicate with one another!

For more great cute easy things drawing tutorials, see the collection of Simple How to Draw Cute Easy Things Ideas.

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Learn More About The Easy Cartoon Squid Drawing

Ahoy! Whether you envision a mighty sea monster or a friendly undersea pal, you can learn how to draw an easy cartoon squid with the help of this simple, step-by-step animal drawing tutorial.

Squids are boneless, many-armed sea creatures similar to the octopus. You can learn how to draw an octopus here.

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Squid are made up of simple curved lines and shapes such as hearts, teardrops, and ovals. In each step, watch for new lines and shapes added in blue, and draw them in your picture.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you can also learn how to draw a realistic squid or check out this Kraken drawing - a monstrous squid of legendary proportions.

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