How to Draw a Lobster

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Lobster in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Lobster.

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How to Draw a Lobster - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a lobster! For the body, draw an oval shape. But be careful! Make sure the top of your oval has a small dent in it. Also, add three circles at the bottom of your oval.

Step 2: At the top of your oval where that small dent is, draw two medium sized dots for the lobster's eyes.

Step 3: Next is the tail. At the bottom of the body, trace a small oval shape in the middle and add two squared shapes on either side of the small oval.

Step 4: For the arms, draw two small squares on either side of the body. Here's a tip: stack the arms up high so that you can create those large pliers next!

Step 5: Now for the pliers! Trace two large oval shapes at the top of the lobster's arms, then draw two lines down the middle of each oval. Here's a tip: trace the two lines close together so that the pliers look closed!

Step 6: Last, you will draw the legs! Trace four legs on either side of the lobster's body by drawing upside-down letter Vs. Here's a tip: make the V shape wide but make sure to keep the legs skinny! There you have your lobster!

Interesting Facts about Lobsters

There are two kinds of lobsters, one with claws and one without. The ones without claws are called rock or spiny lobsters, and they have strong antennae. The American lobster, or Maine lobster, is the species with claws.

Did you know?

  • A female lobster is called a chicken or a hen. A male lobster is called a cock.
  • Lobsters can live to be more than 100 years old.
  • Cooked lobsters are red. When they are alive, they are actually brown, olive green, or other colors.
  • Lobsters smell with their antennae and taste with their legs.
  • Lobsters live at the bottom of the ocean.
  • In the United States, Maine has the largest population of lobsters.
  • If a lobster loses a leg, claw, or antenna, it can grow it back. This is called regeneration.

All around the world, lobsters are a delicacy. They are some of the most expensive food on a restaurant menu. In Colonial America, however, lobster was considered food for the poor, and they were fed to children, prisoners, and servants. In fact, being served lobster every single day was insulting to a prisoner. The Little Mermaidis a movie with one of the most famous fictional lobsters, Sebastian.

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