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How to Draw a Spider
Step 1. First, begin with a hexagon shape this will be the base of the thorax. Then draw the abdomen, this shape will be a large circle.
Step 2. Draw eight bent lines. These are the spider's two four pairs of legs. I know, the spider looks like its floating. Don't worry, wait till we add the background.
Step 3. Now, I know this step seems hard right now but it isn't. So, we will trace over the eight lines that we draw earlier. These retrace steps will resemble to a crab's legs. Just start the legs out fat at the bottom and as you reach a joint enclose that tip with a rounded shape. Its that simple!
Step 4. Now, let's start shaping up that thorax and abdomen. Think of a hamburger when you draw the thorax. A spider's body isn't always round. It has some distorted shape to it. Now let's draw make that abdomen nice and oval. Doesn't it look real juicy!
Step 5. Now for the eyes. In the middle of that spider's thorax we will sketch out a bell shape. At the bottom of the thorax draw two ovals together for the spider's massive mandibles. Sketch out two lines on the side of the mandibles as Pedipalps. These are used for when the spider wraps its prey in a silk ball. Then it sucks the blood from its prey.
Step 6. Start shaping out those pedipalps. Draw the fangs for your mandibles. Make these sharp. Since a spider has eight legs, draw eight eyes. Drawing spiders is fun isn't it.
Step 7. Now, we're gonna add some lumps and bumps to the spider's eight legs. Give some perspective to the head area. Make the legs have a flexible look too. See how our spider is coming along! Whenever you have a friend that wants to know how to draw a spider and web, you know who to link to. Lol!
Step 8. The next and almost last step is very simple. We will add the hairs to the legs. This makes your spider have some heavy realism. The spider I made was my own species. Its called a Living Dead Spider. I tried to make it look scary. So, anyways. let's proceed to the next step.
Step 9. Erase your guide lines and you'll end up with this very handsome and clean lineart. Look how the spider looks sooooooooooo evil! Join dragoart.com and submit your own how to draw a spider tutorials! Its fun and easy too! I love submitting tutorials!
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First things first, Spiders as we all know are creepy critters that many people have phobias of. Most people don’t realize that spiders are unlikely to bite humans because they do not identify humans as prey. They typically bite because that is how they defend themselves against objects bigger then them. I personally can’t stand spiders; I think they are one of the creepiest critters on earth. You will never catch me on Fear Factor in a tube with spiders being poured all over me! No way not me, I’d rather walk away from fifty thousand dollars then have that happen. Why did I decide to make a tutorial on "how to draw a spider" then you ask? Even though I don’t like them, spiders are real simple to sketch out. I based my sketch on the Wolf Spider. I drew the web as well to make it more realistic. This is an insect that takes only a few steps to draw. I just used a regular pencil and a notebook to draw out the image. I then scanned it into my computer and colored it there. I always use Photoshop when finishing my work. I like the effects I can add and defects I can take away. When I make a tutorial all I’m doing is making each step a layer. If you use Photoshop you know what I’m talking about. Like I always say use what you have for tools. Have fun learning from this tutorial I hope it was helpful.