How to Draw a Blue Crab

Crabs can get a bad reputation, but they are actually adorable creatures with a lot to offer! Still not convinced? Let’s bring one to life!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by taking a blue pen, and drawing a bumpy line in the center of your page.


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Grab a gray pencil, and bring two curved lines emerging from either side, slowing down towards the bottom corners of the page.


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Connect these at the bottom with a curved line…


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And then bring two curved lines up from the top. On the left, turn this into a “crescent moon” shape.


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Use a blue pen to go over the outline of the shape at the bottom, extending the “bumps” all across the top.


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Bring two horizontal, wavy lines in towards the center in the middle of the shape…


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And then go over the shapes at the top in the blue, creating the same bumpy lines.


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Add two oval shapes to the outside of each of these lines…


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And then bring the lines curving in and up towards the top of your page. Add another short curved line to the top of the left oval shape.


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Now, add another “bumpy” shape to the end of this left section – this should be slightly curved. On the right, add a curved square shape, and above the add a tall shape with a curved top.


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Now, add two long, thin points to either side to give your crab its sharp claws.


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Add two small dots to the top for eyes…


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And then bring a series of shapes out in a curve to the right. This should be two parallel rows of connected shapes, alternating between short and long, and ending with a long, thin curved point.


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Repeat this on the left, with the legs reaching towards the top left of the page…


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And then add a curved line below the bottom of the crab. Add a shape to either end – this should be a “c” connected to a curvy square, with a reverse “c” at the other end. Then, add another long, thin squarish shape to the end of both of these, and end with a curve that brings the shape downwards.


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Add two more legs above this, one on either side…


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And then fill in the inside layer of the body with a rich blue.


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Take a cyan pen, and use this to fill in the legs and outside of the crab…


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And then carefully shade the center section and the eyes of your crab.


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Use a red pen for the claws…


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And a blue pen to bring two curved lines up, one inside each of the eyes.


And there we have it – a super cute, not at all scary crab, just waiting for a new adventure!

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