how to draw a spider

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Spider in 6 easy steps. This step by step drawing lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the spider. Simply draw the lines that are shown in red in each step, then move on to the next step. This drawing tutorial of a spider will only take you a few minutes, it’s super quick so you can try your spider drawing several times!

Here are some facts about Spiders that may interest you.

  1. Spiders belong to a group of animals called “arachnids,” which also includes scorpions, mites, and ticks.
  2. There are more than 45,000 known species of spiders found in habitats all over the world.
  3. Spiders have eight legs, which distinguishes them from insects that have six legs.
  4. Many spiders have eight eyes, but despite this, some can only sense light and dark.
  5. Spiders produce silk from spinneret glands located at the tip of their abdomen.
  6. This silk is incredibly strong and flexible, and spiders use it to create webs, protect their eggs, or make shelters.
  7. Not all spiders spin webs; some hunt by chasing down their prey.
  8. The smallest spider in the world is the Patu digua, which can be less than 0.37 mm in size.
  9. Some spiders can walk on water, and others can even use their silk to sail across it.
  10. Spiders help control the insect population, making them important for the balance of ecosystems.

How To Draw a Spider – Easy, Fun, 6-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Begin your spider sketch by drawing the upper-body, or mid-section, of the spider.

how to draw a spider

Step 2: Draw the first set of legs.

how to draw a spider

Step 3: Next, draw the second set of legs.

how to draw a spider

Step 4: Sketch the lower body and third set of spider legs.

how to draw a spider

Step 5: Draw the final set of legs. Remember spiders have 8 legs in total.

how to draw a spider

Step 6: Finally, draw the spider’s head and body detailing.

How to Draw a Spider - Final Step

Well Done drawing your spider and completing the How To Draw a Spider guide! Spiders are found in so many different shapes and colors, below is one example of a real spider that you can use to color or shade in your spider drawing. Have fun with it and get creative!

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing a SPIDER! Your first try may not have gone smoothly, but I’m pretty sure after another attempt or two you saw a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a spider is with practice.

Are you looking for another insect to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw an ant?! Take a look here: How to Draw an Ant

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