How to Draw a Realistic Tarantula

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Tarantula in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Realistic Tarantula - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's start by drawing the head and antennae. Draw a crescent shaped head with a fuzzy top. Draw another smaller one inside and draw a line in the middle.

Step 2: Now draw the eyes from the bottom middle of the head. Draw two hook-like eyes going downward from the head.

Step 3: Let's draw the legs now. Start by drawing a loop at the top of the head and curving at several angles. Draw a few lines across the leg to make segments. Draw another leg below that, mak ethis one less angular. Make te next one below that and make it straighter. Make another one the same way, straighter and going downwards. Draw the last one making it shorter than the rest. Five legs as a whole.

Step 4: Draw the rest of the legs on the other side. Start by drawing the one at the very back. Make it straight with only one segmant. Draw the rest of the four legs each angled at 45 and shorter than the left legs.

Step 5: Now we draw the tail by making a circular shape behind the head covering the space between both sets of legs.

How to Draw a Realistic Tarantula - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Tarantula – Step-by-Step Tutorial