How to Draw a Scorpion for Kids

Artist: Dawn / August 5, 2011

Step 1.

First things first, start with a flat egg or rock like shape for the body of the scorpion. Add one guideline and proceed on.

Step 2.

The first body part of this animal that you will draw is the front claws. Now since this is a lesson for kids, all you have to do to get the claws drawn is make two pod like shapes with slits in the center like you see here.

Step 3.

Sketch out the wide shape of the head, and then draw out the arm lines like so.

Step 4.

Using the one guideline you drew in step one, draw out the shaped for the eyes like you see here, and then draw in some simple eyeballs.

Step 5.

Now you are ready to draw in the entire body that happens to be shaped like Mr. Hanky's body from South Park. Draw in the stubby legs like so, and then draw in the two part tail and be sure to add a rounded point at the tip.

Step 6.

For the last drawing step, all you need to do is draw in some detailing or definition lines that will add texture to your scorpion's body. Clean up the drawing and then you are done.

Step 7.

Here is the finished line are when you are done. Color in your new sketch and be on your way to something new.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: August 5, 2011
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