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Uploaded: December 16, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: December 18, 2008
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So, how did you like the last tutorial I submitted on the crocodile, pretty easy right? I know, that is how I wanted it to be. This next tutorial is going to be on how to draw a crab step by step. What I am trying to do is fill request and categories at the same time. I haven’t drawn any animals lately and so that is what I am doing today. The crab is another salt water living crustacean that comes in a variety of shapes, and sizes. The most common of all crabs is the Dungeness crab, Alaskan king crab, spider crab, sand and rock crab and blue crab. Now as far as I know all crabs listed are edible (all but the spider crab) and when cooked they all turn red. Crabs are omnivores that have a total of eight crawling legs and two front claws. Almost all crabs have a diet that consist of plant and animal matter, mollusks, worms, and even other crustaceans that reside in the sea. Because of their odd diet they have been given the name of “bottom feeders” because they basically eat anything they can get their claws into. The makeup of a crabs body or diagram is as follows; first you have the outer shell which is called the carapace, then you have the two front claws, three pereapod legs and two swimming legs. The long rock like eyes are called the eye stalks and then they have two very long antennas. Now since crabs live in the ocean they too have a set of gills that can be found inside of their shell. They also have a heart, lungs, and every other organ needed for them to sustain life. I myself love eating crabs one of my favorites is the rock crab. Once in a while during the winter I sometimes wish it was the summer so that my mom can go and buy some crabs at the fish market. Anyways this tutorial will show you how to draw a crab step by step. Like always the instructions are easy to read and follow making this lesson a breeze to learn. I will be back with more drawing fun so stay tuned.

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how to draw a crab

How to Draw a Crab

how to draw a crab step 1

STEP 1.

Okay this step will be very simple to do because all you have to do is draw a baseball diamond like shape for the shell and then draw eight legs lines and two claw lines.
 
how to draw a crab step 2

STEP 2.

In this next step you will start sketching out the shape and feel of the crab shell. And if you have ever held or seen a crab you know that the shell is very pointy around the edges. Once that is done you will draw out the thickness of the claws as shown.
 
how to draw a crab step 3

STEP 3.

Now that you are on your third step you will start to draw out the claws a whole lot more and better. Make sure the claws are thick and strong looking. Once that is done you can start drawing out the shapes of the crabs walking legs and then the back swimming legs.
 
how to draw a crab step 4

STEP 4.

This is your last drawing step and what you will do now is draw out the rest of the crab legs shapes and make sure they are all pointed at the tips. Once that is done draw out the back swimming legs and give this crab some antennas. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a crab step 5

STEP 5.

Once you are done your crab should come out looking like this. Now that you have successfully learned how to draw a crab step by step, you are ready to give him some red color because we all know the best crab is a cooked crab.