It is clear that before starting to teach you how to draw any animal, I must first learn myself. When I studied drawing of a crab, I read a lot of information about the structure and life of these decapod. Very interesting animals, but Idon`t intend to tell you much – too complex scientific terminology. For example, Cluster means that the crab has jaw on the thorax, and thorax means chest.
So I’ll just mention that in contrast to crayfish,crabs, called tailless, their abdomen curled under the thorax and clinging tightly to it, therefore, when viewed from above there is no hint of a tail.
But enough biology, it is time to move to our tutorial -how to draw a sea crab turned to face us.
Crab drawing – lesson 1
Step 1 -crab pencil sketch:
Step 2 -draw thorax:
Draw the legs in pairs:
And one more pair of legs:
Crabs have claws only on one pair of legs. We don’t see jaws, but on the front of the thorax stick out stalked eyes:
And another lesson.
How to draw a crab turned away from us:
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The variety of crabs is not limited by these pictures, but something we have learned.