How To Draw Crab

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Many sea lovers know how to draw crab. If you are a sea enthusiast too then this lesson will be fun.

There are so many kinds of crabs that it is nearly impossible to make a drawing of every single one.

I would say one of the most common types and most common shapes of crabs is this "Grey Swimming Crab".

The body structure is very simple and you can easily sketch the basic body contours and continue building up further layers.

Knowing the basic technique of how to draw a crab will be very helpful because you can then make your own original creations and illustrate your seaside vacation diary.

Let's Learn How To Draw Crab

In this tutorial, you will learn a very simple and easy technique that you can then use on literally any other object, regardless of whether it is an animal or plant or a piece of rock.

Before you begin drawing this crab, observe for a while this picture and imagine how would you sketch the first strokes.

Sketch this fan-shaped object. Our crab's body resembles a triangular shape, just like this.

The size of this fan-shaped triangular object is the actual size of your crab.

Note, that there are many other types of crabs that have different body shapes.

Sketch the arms and claws. Just sketch these rough deformed ellipses, no details necessary now.

Roughly outline all 8 legs, only by a single pencil stroke as you see in the picture.
These are the center guidelines for each leg.

Because you are now learning how to draw crab, it is good to draw every single part in of crab's body this way. Later, when you master the technique, you will be able to draw a crab without any instructions.

Sketch out the details on the crab's claws and arms.

I call these body parts "arms" and "claws" for our easier communication, although they have their proper scientific names, which you can find here.

Similar to the above step 3, sketch the contours on all 8 legs.
Always push the pencil gently because you are going to erase most of these guidelines soon.

Begin erasing the initial guide pencil guidelines.

Now you have a rough sketch of your crab drawing.

Basically, you've got all outline contours done and your crab is almost ready.

See, how to draw crab is a relatively quick process and I hope you are enjoying it.




Gradually outline the cleaner contours on claws and arms.

Continue outlining the outer clean contours on all eight legs, eyes, and body.

Finally, erase all the residual pencil dust and unnecessary guidelines so that you'll get a clean crisp basic contour drawing, a crab coloring page.

This is a pencil drawing so we do not need any colored pencils for now.

Begin gradually shading the crab's body. Start from the claws and arms.

Continue shading the legs. First, shade only one side (left or right) and then shade the other side.
This way you can have a clear preview of your work in progress.

You do not need to shade the crab perfectly, so take it easy. If you make a mistake just erase it and keep shading and refining your drawing. Take it easy, this is only a lesson of how to draw a crab.

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