How to Draw Ouroboros

Artist: Dawn / December 5, 2014

Step 1.

For the first step you will draw the head of the serpent, followed by the open mouth and some of the neck.

Step 2.

Next, draw more of the serpent's body but when you do this be sure the art forms a circle.

Step 3.

Draw the other end of the snake's body. When tackling this step be sure to draw the tail end of the snake's body inside the mouth of the serpent.

Step 4.

Define the snake's body, then around the mouth.

Step 5.

You will take your time as you tackle this task of drawing the scales all over the serpents body. Leave the belly of the snake bare so you can draw in the belly scales in the next step.

Step 6.

For the last drawing step all you have to do is draw the belly scales and then the snakes face. Don't forget the fangs as well. If there are mistakes you can erase them now.

Step 7.

Here is the line art now that you are all done. Now you can add some pretty color.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: December 5, 2014
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Description: Today I have a very interesting lesson on the mythical Ouroboros that someone requested. This symbol is recognized by a snake or dragon eating their own tail forming a perfect circle, or figure eight shape. Here is "how to draw Ouroboros", step by step. Another meaning for the Ouroboros is self reliance, self-reflexivity and also represents how something keep recycling in the same manner without change. You could say it's like looking at an infinite shape where something continues but never ends. I think you will enjoy this tutorial because it's both cool and well recognized. Adios amigos and have fun.