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Uploaded: July 6, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: July 6, 2011
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Oh boy, I can’t believe that I’m actually submitting a tutorial on "how to draw a shrimp", step by step. To me this is actually a pretty ridiculous critter to be making a lesson out of, but I guess someone will find a use for this tutorial. Anyways you all know that shrimp are both fresh and salt water crustaceans that can be found almost anywhere in the world. Like a lot of water dwelling animals, shrimp tend to live in schools, and when they become adults, they stay close to the bottom of the sea because they are what you call filter, or bottom feeders. One of the most common things that shrimp are popular for is consumption. One of the major reasons why I am uploading this tutorial is because I thought that a lesson on drawing a shrimp would be cool because summer is here is this is the season that people tend to feast on lots of seafood, which includes shrimp, prawns, crabs, lobster, and all sorts of fish and other shellfish. One of the things I sometimes wonder is how their curled or arched bodies are able to swim through water. The fact is, shrimp swim, and they can swim pretty fast in a backwards motion. No matter if you eat shrimp or not this is an interesting lesson showing you "how to draw shrimp". Thanks for joining me today guys, and remember to keep those pencils moving. Adios mi amigos and good day!

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how to draw a shrimp

How to Draw a Shrimp

how to draw a shrimp step 1

STEP 1.

The first thing you need to do is draw out an arched shape that looks a lot like a boomerang. Draw a guide in the center of the body before leaving this step.
 
how to draw a shrimp step 2

STEP 2.

Draw the beginning parts of the shrimp's head by drawing a narrow pointed spear, and then draw in a circle for the eye.
 
how to draw a shrimp step 3

STEP 3.

You will now draw out the upper part of the shrimp's body which is the part of the shell that is usually removed when consumed. The antenna should also be drawn in and as you can see they are long, thin, and go all the way past the body as they flow backwards.
 
how to draw a shrimp step 4

STEP 4.

The tail of the shrimp is what people eat. The rest of the body should be drawn out in nonuniform layers. Start just a bot beneath the body shell, and work your way down to the tail.
 
how to draw a shrimp step 5

STEP 5.

Believe it or not but, shrimp have legs and they are tiny, skinny legs that almost look like they belong to spiders. You will need to draw out six legs and each one of them have a four part layer. The tips should be pointed and short, and as you work your way up you should make each section longer.
 
how to draw a shrimp step 6

STEP 6.

Okay, yes shrimp also have back legs too and if you happen to look at your uncooked shrimp the next time you are ready to prepare a dish, you will notice that there are in fact back legs as well. Draw in these fluttering legs, and then add the detailing at the base of the tail. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up the drawing.
 
how to draw a shrimp step 7

STEP 7.

Here is what the finished drawing looks like when you are all done. Color it in and that's it. Thanks guys, I know it may have been boring, but it was definitely interesting.