How to Draw Venom

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“Been to many worlds, but none of them this strange. Understood feelings before, but simple feelings – like colors, bold and bright. Happy. Sad. Angry. Then… met Spider-Man. Feelings got complicated… Feels good to be a hero… and heroes don’t hide. Not from anything… especially their mistakes.
– Venom symbiote, Venom, Vol. 1

Venom is an anti-hero of the Marvel Comics universe who goes by many names. The Venom symbiote – an alien lifeform – has bonded with many characters, including Spider-Man, Deadpool, supervillain Lee Price, Army Corporal and Guardian of the Galaxy Flash Thompson, and career criminal Mac Gargan.

Venom imparts super strength and protective powers to its host. Venom also imprinted many of Spider-Man’s powers, including web-slinging and adhesion. For this reason, his suit depicts a spider logo. He is not limited to bonding with one lifeform, and therefore finds a new host when separated from the former.

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Venom in his numerous incarnations has played both the superhero and the supervillain. His appearance is frightening – even when a good guy – due to his large mouth full of pointed teeth and his long, reptilian tongue.

Would you like to draw Venom? This easy, step-by-step Marvel character drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your completed cartoon.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Venom

How to Draw Venom: Step 1

1. Begin by sketching Venom’s head. Use curved lines to craft an irregular oval shape.

How to Draw Venom: Step 2

2. Sketch Venom’s muscular arm. Use curved lines to outline each muscle. Enclose the hand using a “U” shaped line, forming sharply pointed fingers.

How to Draw Venom: Step 3

3. Use overlapping curved lines to draw Venom’s shoulder and remaining arm. Enclose the hand using overlapping lines to indicate the fisted fingers. Then, draw a rectangle on the back of Venom’s hand.

How to Draw Venom: Step 4

4. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch Venom’s chest and one muscular leg. Enclose the foot by using short, curved lines to differentiate the toes. Then, draw a curved triangle at the tip of each toe to indicate the claw-like toenails.


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How to Draw Venom: Step 5

5. Sketch Venom’s side and remaining leg, completing the outline of the character. Again, use curved lines to differentiate the toes, and draw rounded triangles to form the nails. Add detail to the hand. Use short lines to outline additional pointed fingers, and enclose a rectangular shape on the back of the hand.

How to Draw Venom: Step 6

6. Add muscular detail to Venom’s body. Draw short, curved lines across the shoulders, at the base of the legs, at the knees, and on the ankle.

How to Draw Venom: Step 7

7. Detail Venom’s face. Use wavy, curved lines to enclose two irregular teardrop shapes. Notice the points on each end. These are Venom’s eyes. Outline the curved triangular shape of his open mouth, and connect it to the side of the face with a curved line. Then, draw two rows of sharp, triangular teeth inside the mouth.

How to Draw Venom: Step 8

8. Draw Venom’s tongue, erasing guide lines as necessary. Extend two long, “S” shaped lines from the bottom row of teeth. Allow the lines to meet at a sharp point.


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How to Draw Venom: Step 9

9. Draw the spider symbol on Venom’s chest. Use curved lines to craft the spider’s body and pointed fangs. Draw the legs using pairs of straight lines. Detail the spider with curved, horizontal lines across the abdomen.

How to Draw Venom: Step 10

Color Venom. He is typically black in color with grey markings and a bright red tongue.

Check out our cartoon characters drawing guides, where you’ll find Venom’s host Spider-Man, the Spider-man logo, and plenty of other comic book heroes and villains.

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How to Draw Venom

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