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Uploaded: December 16, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: December 17, 2008
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Well in my last three tutorials I already showed you how to draw an Easter Bunny, books and the powerful Kratos. In this next tutorial you will be learning how to draw a squid step by step. Now for those of you that always wanted to learn how to draw one of these sea creatures, you will definitely get the opportunity to do so now. The squid is one of the most mysterious and one of the weirdest developed creatures that live in the sea today. Now a squid’s body is made up of four parts; a very long narrow shaped head, a mantle, arms, and bilateral symmetry. The limbs of the squid consist of eight arms and two tentacles. Now if you don’t quite know what a tentacle is let me explain; a tentacle is usually an elongated flexible organ that is used for feeding, feeling and grasping. On a squid these two parts of the body are the longest of the ten. The mantle of the cephalopods has a swimming fin on each side. All the arms of a squid have suction like cups on every limb which are called “suckers”. These suckers are very powerful and if you get entangled into their clasp, you are sure not to escape. Now you know that the squid has a mantel right? Well did you know that under the mantel is the animal’s gills and opening for the mouth? It’s true the squid has a mouth with hook like teeth to shred its’ food when caught and ate. The diet of a squid consists of other sea critters like fish, crustaceans, and other smaller squid. Squid is sometimes often used as bait for fisherman when fishing for Blue fish and salt water largemouth Bass. There is even a squid species that is sought after worldwide to be studied and understood. This sea animal is called the “Giant squid”. Squid is not only used for bait or hunted by other sea creatures, they are used for human consumption as well in Asian and Italian foods. In Italian cooking squid is referred to as “Calamari”. It is clear to see that this creature is a versatile animal that is a hunter, eluded, hunted, and consumed. This tutorial will show you how to draw a squid step by step with easy to follow steps and simple to read instructions.

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Step 2. How to Draw a Squid