Hey guys, today I’ll be showing you how to draw a scorpion. A few of you have been asking for this tutorial for a while, so today’s the day. Even though I’m terrified of most bugs, I do love scorpions, I think they’re just the coolest things. Anyway grab your pencils and let’s learn how to draw a scorpion!
The first step in drawing a scorpion is to draw a large curved oval shape for its body.
To make the scorpion’s two large front legs, we will need to draw three oval shapes for each arm. As you can see in the image, the scorpion’s front legs start near where the head will be instead of underneath of its body.
At the end of each arm, draw a large circle with two pinchers at the end of each one.
The scorpion’s other legs are much simpler. These are drawn using four oval shapes. The oval that connects to the scorpion’s body should point upward, and the other three ovals then come back down toward the ground.
Next, repeat the previous process to draw the rest of the scorpion’s legs. Typically, scorpions have 8 legs in addition to the two large pinchers. But I’ve chosen to make 6 visible, and we will just pretend that the other two are hiding behind the claws!
Now we will need to draw several segments at the back of the scorpion curving upward toward its head for the tail.
At the end of the tail, draw the scorpion’s classic teardrop shaped stinger.
Next we will need to draw the plate and mouth of the scorpion near the front of its body. Also, draw the scorpion’s two very tiny eyes sitting directly on top of its head.
Lastly, draw the back plate of the scorpion as a series of lines running from behind its head to the beginning of the tail.
All that’s left to do now is to give your scorpion some color. Scorpions come in many colors, such as red, orange, brown, even blue! But for this one, I’ve chosen the classic black. I hope you had fun learning how to draw a scorpion with me. Be sure to check back for plenty more tutorials, and as always, happy drawing!