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How To Draw A Squid

Today I’ll be showing you how to draw a squid. Squid are one of my favorite sea creatures! They’re super intelligent, and are masterful color shifters. So if you’d like to learn how to draw a squid, grab your pencils and let’s get started!


How To Draw A Squid Step 1

Step 1

To get our squid started, we will first need to draw a simple circle which will become the center-most part of the squid’s body.


How To Draw A Squid Step 2

Step 2

Next, draw a large cone shape on top of the circle from the last step. This cone shape will become the squid’s mantle– the place where most of its organs are stored!


How To Draw A Squid Step 3

Step 3

Next we will need to draw the squid’s large circular eye with a smaller circle inside for the pupil. Also, draw two tiny triangular shapes on each side of the squid’s mantle for the fin-like structures.


How To Draw A Squid Step 4

Step 4

Now we can begin drawing the squid’s tentacles. Draw one tentacle sticking out from each side of the squid’s head. The tentacles should be a little bit longer than the length of the mantle and head.


How To Draw A Squid Step 5

Step 5

Next, draw several more long, flowing tentacles, all roughly pointing in the same direction.


How To Draw A Squid Step 6

Step 6

All that’s left to do now is to give our squid a little color. Squid come in an endless variety of colors, and for this one, I chose a bright reddish magenta, but feel free to go with whatever you like!

I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw a squid with me! If you did be sure to stop back for plenty more tutorials. Happy drawing!


A little more…

If you’d like to see a slightly different way to draw a squid, check out this video from Art for Kids Hub. Enjoy!