How to Draw a Crayfish

How to draw a crayfish

We like to draw different inhabitants of rivers, seas and oceans. And today we remembered a very sweet inhabitant of freshwater rivers. This is a very leisurely animal. Many people acquire this unusual animal as a pet because watching the creature is very relaxing.

That is why we created a drawing lesson in which we show how to draw a crayfish.


Step 1

First we outline the circuit of the trunk and tail of our crayfish. In this step, it looks like the body and tail of a fish. Pay attention to the angle. The trunk should not be parallel to the top and bottom edges of the paper sheet.

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Step 2

Let’s depict the contours of the paws and claws of our crayfish. You can see four pairs of legs and a pair of large, rounded claws. Claws should be located slightly lateral to the head.

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Step 3

The approximate mechanism of our drawing lessons does not change. This mechanism works equally well in articles on how to depict a realistic person, a comic book character, or an animal. We are talking about the usual pattern in which we first draw an approximate silhouette of the character and after this we draw the final details.

Now we have a lesson on how to draw crayfish and this scheme will be an excellent tool. So in this step, we outline the shell segments, round eyes and internal lines of powerful claws.

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Step 4

Now we will do exactly the things we talked about in the last step. We have an approximate silhouette of crayfish and now we draw the final details.

Draw the outlines of the segments on the back. In the final part of this step, we draw the tail. You can see that the tail consists of two lateral triangles and a rounded shape in the center.

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Step 5

In this step we will work with the final contours of the paws. Pay attention to the smooth curves of each segment. At the end of this step, we will draw the final contours of the claws. Do not forget to draw the jagged contours of the claws as in our sample.

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Step 6

In this step we will work with the shadows to make our crayfish more realistic. You can choose any shadow localization. In our case, the shadows are on the right edges of the claws and on the back.

How to draw a crayfish

As you know, we love to depicture animals. However, we are not biologists and do not know many cool interesting species of animals. If you have any suggestions for new themes for our posts, we are waiting for it in the comments. See you on the pages of our site!

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