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Uploaded: February 7, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: February 8, 2010
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Creepy critters come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and species. This tutorial is going to be on an arthropod that most people get freaked out about whenever you see them crawling around the dirty ground, or scurrying about when you lift up an embedded rock. The funny thing is, we describe this animal to be an insect, when in all reality it is not. So I guess it's time I tell you that this lesson is going to show you “how to draw a centipede, step by step”. These yucky looking creatures have long, narrow bodies that consists of up to one hundred fifty body parts. Of course this totally depends on the type of species, but all in all one thing remains the same with all centipedes, they have long sensitive antennas, and small mouth parts that enable them to chew up their food that they feed on. Did you know that centipedes are considered to be poisonous and they contain claw like clamps that close together? These tong like hooks also contain poisonous glands. You would think that a small arthropod like the centipede would be more of a herbivore, but they are actually carnivores. Like many creepy crawlers, they hunt at night. The larger types of this species have a stinging bite, and can be very harmful to adults and children. How do you know that your looking at a centipede, and not a millipede? Well for starters, millipedes have two sets of legs on each body part, whereas centipedes have only one. Also, another easy way to tell the two species apart is to look at where the legs are positioned. Millipedes have legs that appear to be under their bodies, and centipedes have legs that are longer, and look like they are coming from the sides of their bodies. Pretty weird and cool. As for me, the closest I want to come to this disturbing animal, is as far as my pencil to the paper. I would much rather show you guys "how to draw a centipede, step by step" instead. Well that is it for this lesson description. Have fun with it and be sure to keep your eyes out for more up coming fun. Peace out and happy drawing!

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