how to draw a lobster

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Lobster in 8 easy steps. This free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Lobster.

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Here are some fun facts about the Lobster you might find interesting.

  • Lobsters are crustaceans that live in cold ocean waters around the world.
  • They have hard outer shells and five pairs of legs as well as two large front claws.
  • Lobsters eat fish, shellfish, plants, and sometimes smaller lobsters and crabs.
  • These bottom dwellers can live to be over 100 years old and continue to grow their whole lives.
  • Lobsters have no bones and instead have a substance called chitin in their shells.
  • They change shells as they grow by shedding their hard outer shell and growing a new one.
  • Lobsters have excellent eyesight and use their long antennae to sense their environment.
  • Certain lobsters can change color to match their surroundings as camouflage from predators.
  • Lobsters live and hunt alone but come together to molt and shed their shells in large groups.
  • Lobsters are fascinating sea creatures that have adapted well to thrive in coastal ocean habitats, sparking curiosity among young marine enthusiasts.

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

How To Draw a Lobster – Simple Step-by-Step Process

Step 1: Draw the main portion of the body of the lobster.

how to draw a lobster

Step 2: Draw the antennae of the Lobster.

how to draw a lobster

Step 3: Add the rear body section close to the lobster’s tail.

how to draw a lobster

Step 4: Add the first segment of the legs, closest to the lobster’s body.

how to draw a lobster

Step 5: Add more to the tail section, add the beginning of the front claws.

how to draw a lobster

Step 6: Finish drawing the lobster tail section and draw the outline of the claws.

how to draw a lobster

Step 7: Add more detail to the tail section, then add the final touches to the legs.

how to draw a lobster

Step 8: Finish the claws and add the eyes to complete this drawing of the Lobster.

how to draw a lobster

Well Done, your completed drawing of a lobster should look similar to the picture below.

how to draw a lobster

You can use the shaded drawing of a lobster below as a nice example to add shading of your own to give a realistic lobster look!

how to draw a lobster

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a LOBSTER! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly 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 lobster is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another sea animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a manta ray?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Manta Ray

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