how to draw a cobra

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Cobra in 9 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Cobra.

Before we begin the How To Draw a Cobra drawing lesson, here are some cool facts about the Cobra you might find interesting.

  • Cobras are venomous snakes found throughout parts of Africa and Asia known for their unique hoods.
  • They spread their hoods as a defensive display when threatened by spreading ribs in their necks.
  • Cobras have rear fangs that allow venom to be injected into prey and enemies through hollow teeth.
  • The spitting cobra can spray venom from its fangs a distance of 2-3 meters as a warning.
  • The king cobra is considered the world’s longest venomous snake, reaching over 5.5 meters in length.
  • Cobras have excellent eyesight and can see color, movement and shapes from long distances.
  • Their venom contains neurotoxins that can cause paralysis or respiratory failure if not treated.
  • These snakes hunt small animals, birds, and other snakes that they swallow whole.
  • Cobras give birth to live young instead of laying eggs like most snakes.
  • Their iconic hoods are used to appear larger and more threatening to scare off potential predators.

Here’s a BONUS video of our How To Draw a Cobra easy drawing lesson

You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Cobra – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Start by drawing the beginning section of the jaw.

how to draw a cobra

Step 2: Draw the top of the head and the first fang.

how to draw a cobra

Step 3: Draw the lower jaw and begin to sketch the curves of the body.

how to draw a cobra

Step 4: Add the thickness to the body and head.

how to draw a cobra

Step 5: Add the final fang and more body width.

how to draw a cobra

Step 6: Draw the outline of the coiled body.

how to draw a cobra

Step 7: Add the right side of the Cobra head.

how to draw a cobra

Step 8: Draw in the inner body details to give the snake a pattern.

how to draw a cobra

Step 9: Draw in the eye and finish the body details to complete the Cobra.

how to draw a cobra

Well done! With the How To Draw a Cobra drawing lesson complete, now you can color or shade in your snake drawing using the picture below as a reference. Enjoy!

how to draw a snake

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Cobra!  Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a cobra is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Cobra’s favorite food….a MOUSE?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Mouse

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