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!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a blue pen, and drawing a bumpy line in the center of your page.
Grab a gray pencil, and bring two curved lines emerging from either side, slowing down towards the bottom corners of the page.
Connect these at the bottom with a curved line…
And then bring two curved lines up from the top. On the left, turn this into a “crescent moon” shape.
Use a blue pen to go over the outline of the shape at the bottom, extending the “bumps” all across the top.
Bring two horizontal, wavy lines in towards the center in the middle of the shape…
And then go over the shapes at the top in the blue, creating the same bumpy lines.
Add two oval shapes to the outside of each of these lines…
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.
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.
Now, add two long, thin points to either side to give your crab its sharp claws.
Add two small dots to the top for eyes…
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.
Repeat this on the left, with the legs reaching towards the top left of the page…
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.
Add two more legs above this, one on either side…
And then fill in the inside layer of the body with a rich blue.
Take a cyan pen, and use this to fill in the legs and outside of the crab…
And then carefully shade the center section and the eyes of your crab.
Use a red pen for the claws…
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!