How To Draw A Spider - Draw Central

How To Draw A Spider

Today’s tutorial will cover how to draw a spider. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to doing this one, considering the fact that I hate spiders, but ask and you shall receive.

What you’ll need:

To get started, you will need to draw an oval which will be the abdomen of your spider. The shape of this oval varies depending on which kind of spider you are drawing. But for this particular one, I am making the abdomen more round, rather than long.

Attached to the oval of the spider from the previous step, draw another half circle. This will be the head/thorax of the spider which the legs will be attached to.

This section should be about 1/4 the size of the spider’s abdomen.

Give your spider its first set of four legs. The size and shape of the legs of your spider will also differ depending on what kind of spider you are making; (i.e. a tarantula has thicker legs, and a house spider has very thin.)

For this particular spider, I am making its legs very long and skinny.

Keep in mind that with most spiders, the front pair of legs and rear legs are the longest, with the middle pairs of legs being the shortest.

Repeat the previous step to give your spider its other four legs.

Drawing one half of the spider’s legs at a time helps you to be able to keep your spider looking balanced and even.

By now your spider is pretty much complete. All that is left to do is draw in the last few details, like some kind of pattern on its back, and divide the legs into three segments each.

That’s that! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. Don’t forget to comment and like us on Facebook!

Thanks everyone!