How To Draw a Spider

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 are not insects, but members of the arachnid family.
  2. Spiders, or arachnids, have eight legs while insects have only six.
  3. There are over 40,000 species of spiders in the world today.
  4. The overwhelming majority of spiders are completely harmless to humans.
  5. Not all spiders spin webs – The wolf spider, for example, stalks and overpowers it’s prey.
  6. All spiders produce silk.

Start drawing the spider by following each of the 6 steps in sequence.

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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