How To Draw A Crab

Learn How To Draw A Crab Quickly

That is one funny crab right there! Let us begin with the main part in the middle – its body (00 min 05 sec). It comes with smooth curves and pointy corners. Plus, this part of the how to draw a Crab tutorial resembles a pot of some sorts. The big, smiling mouth is up next (00 min 26 sec). The tongue sits at the bottom. The 3 curves on each side make it look good.

The gigantic eyes follow (00 min 55 sec). They overlap a bit and seem to be looking at each other. You’ll need two ovals, two black circles with white spots in the center, and two horizontal curves for both eyes. Ok, the hard stuff is behind us now. All that’s left to do is add the legs and the claws. That is the final part of this how to draw a Crab tutorial.

It’s got four legs on each side and they aren’t at all sophisticated (01 min 53 sec). Make sure no leg is bigger and/or longer than the other one. The claws sit right above them and look like the legendary Pac-Man (02 min 18 sec). If you want, go ahead and color the crab red.

Before you learn how to draw A Crab, did you know?

These creatures find shelter in oceans, seas, fresh water, and, of course, on land. The claws allow them to pick things up and fight off their enemies, among other things. Crabs come with a highly sophisticated exoskeleton that protects their otherwise fragile bodies. Now, there is a bunch of creatures that we call “crabs”, but they don’t really belong to this group.

Crabs can be as tiny as a couple of millimeters and reach up to four meters (!) in leg span. Overall, there are more than 850 species of crabs living on our planet. The earliest fossils indicate that crabs originated during the Jurassic period, or even earlier. 

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Some Things To Keep In Mind…

These tutorials are only here to guide you. Your drawing does not need to look "identical" to mine.

Start with rough but light pencil strokes that you can work into the shapes you want.

Once you have your rough drawing completed, go over it in a darker stroke for your final drawing.

Add shading and/or color to complete if desired.

Using this technique you will be able to draw anything after some practice... even without following step-by-step tutorials.

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