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how to draw a snail

How To Draw A Snail Step By Step (Easy Tutorial)

Would you be interested in learning to draw something small and interesting? Then I’ve got the perfect tutorial just for you.

It’s a small and simple drawing that will only take a few minutes to draw but you’ll be satisfied with the outcome.

This step-by-step guide on how to draw a snail is perfect for just about anyone. Even if you’re not good at drawing yet, this one is a great place to start.

You’ll also love how it looks at the very end when colored in. If this sounds good to you, all you need to do is grab a pencil and then we can begin.


Snail Drawing Reference

I’ve included a reference image of a snail that we will be drawing in this tutorial. We’ll first begin by drawing the shell of the snail and then move onto drawing the head and the rest of the snail.

Steps For Drawing A Snail

Step 1

Step 1

The first step to drawing a snail is pretty simple. All you need to do is draw a spiral like this.

Step 2

Step 2

Continue drawing the spiral until you reach a shape that looks like this. Join the last line of the spiral to the very first line of the spiral. This will be the shell of the snail.

Step 3

How To Draw A Snail Step 3

Now draw two lines that extend out from the shell of the snail to create the body and neck.

Step 4

How To Draw A Snail Step 4

Then extend the top line of the neck to create the tentacles and eye of the snail.

Step 5

How To Draw A Snail Step 5

Now draw the other tentacle and eye of the snail as well as the other tentacle.

Once you do this, it’s time for you to shade your drawing in. You can use a darker shade of brown of the shell and a lighter shade of brown for the body.

And your snail drawing is fully complete.


Was it fun learning how to draw a snail? If it’s your first time, I’m sure it must have been an enlightening experience.

Personally, I didn’t think I’d enjoy drawing a snail so much but once I did do it for this drawing guide, I really loved how it turned out.

It just goes to show that something you thought wouldn’t make a good drawing can actually make a great drawing.

What are your thoughts on this snail drawing? Did you have fun or are you looking to draw something that’s a bit more complicated?

Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Also, if you would like to try some of the other drawing tutorials that I have done, here are a few that are just as good as this one:

How To Draw A Giraffe

How To Draw A Lizard

How To Draw A Caterpillar Step By Step

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