How to Draw a Snake

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Step 1: Draw a circle.

Step 2: Draw a line that comes down from the top of the circle for eyes.

Step 3: Draw a line that goes around the circle for a mouth.

Step 4: Draw some lines to make up the snake’s body.

Step 5: Color and you’re done.

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How to draw a snake? We will share with you some useful tips about how to draw a realistic snake. There are many different kinds of snakes in the world, but most of them have some distinctive features that make it easy to tell them apart.

When you are drawing a snake, the first thing you need to do is to sketch out the shape of the body. Make sure that the body is long and thin and make a mark where you want the head to be.

After that, you can start to add details such as eyes, mouth and other features. Snakes have scales on their body and these can be drawn using short lines that connect one part of the body with another.

Drawing snakes can be easy if you know how to do it correctly. With just a little bit of practice, anyone can be an expert at drawing snakes of all shapes and sizes.

First, draw the head. Draw a circle. Then add two ovals for the eyes. Add another oval at the bottom of the circle for the mouth. Then draw a line that curves from the eye to the back of the head for the body. That’s how you draw a snake.

My name is Leighton and I am 13 years old. I first started drawing snakes when I was 9, but only seriously started in this year.

I have been practicing every day since September 2016, and have drawn 8 snakes total so far (1 in 2016, and 7 in 2017).

Here’s my advice:**

Snakes are a favorite subject for those who wish to learn how to draw and are also looking for a nice animal to draw that is not too complex. The snake is also very easy to draw, which makes it a good start for those who have never tried their hand at drawing before.

You can start by sketching out the head of the snake as it is quite simple and you want to get that right first. The head should be large and swallow your pencils up so you can see where all the proportions are going. Draw a long oval shape with two circles on either side of it – one on the top and one on the bottom. These two circles will form your snake’s eyes.


Next draw your snake’s long thin tail by starting with one circle and then drawing an upside down ‘U’ shape around it. Then add some squiggly lines inside the ‘U’ shape to make it look more like a snake’s tail. Use your imagination when adding these squiggly lines as you can make them however you want as long as they look like a snake’s tail. Add some curved lines along the length of the tail to finish off this part of your drawing.

Draw in his body

Now that you have finished your snake

My son’s 3rd grade art teacher is having the students do a sketch of something they saw over the weekend. I took my son to a reptile farm and he really liked these snakes. So I’m trying to help him draw them from memory. I’m also posting it here because I’d like feedback on how to help improve his drawing skills – comparing this with other drawings he has done, for example, or insight on what type of feedback will be most helpful for him.

My wife and I went to a reptile farm in southern Indiana yesterday and saw some very cool snakes in their indoor exhibit (they had a few in an outdoor pond as well). My son is doing a drawing for school today of something he saw over the weekend, so he asked me to draw one of the snakes we saw. He was particularly impressed with this albino milk snake:

Here it is on my scanner:

I’m not sure if he is ready to try drawing it freehand yet or if he will trace it first – I’ll see what happens when I get home tonight. In any case, once I have all the sketches scanned in, I’ll put them up on Flickr and link them back here. If anybody else has any suggestions for helping him improve,

The Snakes form a Class of Reptiles, called Ophidia, which contains all the species of Serpentine animals. To define their general form, a Snake is distinguished by its cylindrical body, without limbs. It is covered with scales, which are formed of horn and are very hard; it has no teeth or tongue, and breathes only by means of openings on each side of the head. The mouth is short and wide; and therein lies a rattle composed of hollow pieces.

This rattle, which is found in all varieties of Snakes but not in all individuals of the same kind, serves to alarm those who come near them, as it gives notice of their presence by the noise it produces.*

The body and tail of a Snake are capable of great elongation; and many kinds are furnished with an elongated snout, which they move about like a tongue to catch their prey. Their food consists chiefly of animal substances; but there are some varieties whose diet is herbaceous: however these last are rather an exception to than a rule with Snakes.

* “Great Lengths”

To draw a Snake’s body great care must be taken to preserve its cylindrical form; also its scales must be represented very distinctly;

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