How To Draw A Crab

Hey all, today I’ll be showing you how to draw a crab in eight easy steps. This is a pretty simple tutorial for a pretty simple animal. So without further introduction, grab a pencil and let’s get to drawing!

How To Draw A Crab Step 1

Step 1

To get our crab started, we will first need to draw a large oval shape for the body. This oval shape will be the base of the crab that we will build all of the crab’s other features on.

How To Draw A Crab Step 2

Step 2

Next, draw two L-shaped legs extending from the oval shape. As you can see in the image, the crab’s legs are in two separate parts, and they end in a sharp claw at the bottom.

How To Draw A Crab Step 3

Step 3

Repeat the same process to draw your crab’s other legs. A crab has eight legs in total, and all eight are basically the same size.

How To Draw A Crab Step 4

Step 4

Next, draw two large S-shapes on each side of the oval shape. These large shapes will be the crab’s two large front claws.

How To Draw A Crab Step 5

Step 5

At the end of each of your crab’s front legs, draw a sharp pincher.

How To Draw A Crab Step 6

Step 6

Next, draw two tiny eyes extending upward from the top of the crab’s head. The crab’s eyes sit on top of tiny eyestalks to help give them a better view of their surroundings.

How To Draw A Crab Step 7

Step 7

Now we need to draw the crab’s shell pattern. A wavy line running across the top of the crab, and a triangular shape on the underside of the crab should do it.

How To Draw A Crab Step 8

Step 8

Finally, give your crab a little color. Most people think of crabs as being red, but they actually come in just about every color of the rainbow. So feel free to have fun and make your crab whatever color you like. I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw a crab with me. If you liked this tutorial, make sure to share it on social media and come back for more. Happy drawing!