In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Squid in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a squid. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step of the how to draw a squid tutorial. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a simple and easy squid drawing!
Before we begin the How To Draw a Squid drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about squid you might find interesting, especially for kids.
- Squids are cephalopods found in oceans worldwide with elongated bodies, fins, and tentacles near their heads.
- They have complex brains, eyes, and can change the color and pattern of their skin for camouflage or communication.
- Squids are active hunters that shoot out ink to confuse predators and also glow in dark waters using bioluminescent bacteria.
- Powerful jet propulsion comes from filling a mantle cavity with water then ejecting it through a funnel to move swiftly in any direction.
- Two long tentacles have serrated suckers used to capture prey while shorter arms surround a beaklike mouth.
- The largest species, the colossal squid, has been measured over 43 feet long making it the largest known invertebrate.
- They live in oceans worldwide from shallow coastal waters to abyssal depths over 13,000 feet below the surface.
- Squids are important both as predators eating large amounts of fish and also as prey for whales, sharks, and other large marine life.
- Camouflage and bioluminescence allow squids to hunt effectively but also avoid becoming hunted themselves.
- Fossil records show some squid species have existed unchanged for millions of years due to successful adaptations.
How To Draw a Squid – Easy Step by Step Drawing Lesson
Step 1: Begin by drawing the main body of the squid.
Step 2: Draw the first few tentacles.
Step 3: Now you can draw more tentacles.
Step 4: More tentacles!
Step 5: Sketch in body details of the squid.
Step 6: Draw the eyes and give your squid some personality.
Well done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Squid, consider adding some shading or coloring to make your squid drawing look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your squid drawing.
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Squid! 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 squid is with practice!
Are you looking for another fun relative of the squid to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw an OCTOPUS?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw an Octopus.