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How to Draw a Scorpion

how to draw a scorpion


Today we offer you a new drawing lesson, in which we will draw an interesting and unusual creature – a scorpion. Our today’s guest belongs to the class of arachnids, and he has a very bad reputation – little biting creature with a deadly sting. Indeed, it is not necessary to be a huge dragon to be deadly, even a small insect can easily dispatch to the next world. So, let’s start the lesson and learn how to draw a scorpion.


Step 1

At first draw a circle as a guide for the head of the scorpion.

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Step 2

Now using a long curved line draw the spine, that goes to the tail. Sketch out the sting on the tip of the tail.

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Step 3

Sketch out the guidelines for the limbs of the scorpion.

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Step 4

Outline the powerful pincers of the scorpion. Please note, that one pincer looks bigger than another, because it is closer.

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Step 5

Cover the body of the scorpion using consisting of rectangular elastic plates as in our example.

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Step 6

Add volume to the limbs of the scorpion as in the example below.

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Step 7

The general shapes are ready. Erase the guidelines from the head and circle the lines, to create head plate and fangs.

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Step 8

Erase the guidelines from the pincers. Circle the lines of the pincers, to make them smooth and clean.

how to draw a scorpion

Step 9

Erase the guidelines body and tail, and as in the previous steps, make the lines smooth and clean.

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Step 10

Thus, we have reached the last step in a lesson about how to draw a scorpion, in which we need to erase the guidelines from the limbs, and circle the lines.

how to draw a scorpion

We hope that the team of Drawingforall.net helped you to learn how to draw a scorpion.


  1. The pictures are the height of my computer! PLEASE scale them WAY down!

  2. Great tutorial, I don’t draw that well but this came out looking like a scorpion. Thank you!

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