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Uploaded: January 19, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: January 19, 2011
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I know that Finalprodigy submitted an awesome lesson on a realistic type of spider, and he did a fantastic job with his sketch. He was really detailed and very thorough with his art like always. Anyways, you guys know that I have drawn my fair share of spiders, and even though there is more than anyone needs, I still think that a good tutorial on a simple spider could be useful once in a while. Today I will be showing you all "how to draw an easy spider", step by step. Drawing spiders can be somewhat difficult to draw, but I made sure that everyone would be able to tackle this lesson. I think you can see for yourself that when you want to draw an easy spider, this is the lesson you will use. Thanks everyone for joining me with this lesson on an easy spider. Peace out!

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How to Draw an Easy Spider

how to draw an easy spider step 1

STEP 1.

Start with a simple circle, and then add the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw out the back end of the spider's body like so, and move to step three.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 3

STEP 3.

Now draw out the limb lines for the legs, and then the fangs like so.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 4

STEP 4.

Begin sketching out the shape of the spiders head like so, and draw in two of the spiders eyes.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 5

STEP 5.

Now draw out the spiders other eyes, and then draw the shapes of the mandibles like so. Next, draw the fangs close together.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 6

STEP 6.

Now draw the shape of the spider's abdomen, and then begin sketching in the small hairs on the edge of the abdomen as well. You will then draw the horizontal lines on the mandibles, and then move to step seven.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 7

STEP 7.

Now you can sketch out the first two front legs like you see here, and then draw out the second upper thigh of the spider's leg too.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 8

STEP 8.

Now you can continue to draw out the other three legs like you see here, and be sure that there is a bot of shapely contouring to the legs as well. Spider legs are not perfectly smooth and straight.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 9

STEP 9.

Now all you have to do is draw out the back legs like so, and then move to step ten.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 10

STEP 10.

Now you have to finish off this spider's legs like so, and then draw in the fine little hairs on the legs, and then draw the horizontal lines on his legs too. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one, and then move to step eleven to see how your spider ends up looking.
 
how to draw an easy spider step 11

STEP 11.

Now you are all done. Color in your spider, and you have yourself a neatly drawn critter that you can include in some of your favorite drawings.