How to Draw a Corn Snake

Corn snakes can seem scary to those unfamiliar with them, but they are actually pretty fun and friendly creatures. Want to see for yourself? Then let’s take a closer look in just a few steps.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a thin black pen, and draw a slightly square, slightly angled “U” shape in the right of your page.


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Extend the top of the left line across to the right, and then back across to the top right-hand corner.


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Now, extend the top of the right side of the “U”, across toward the top left-hand corner, and then take this across to the right, up towards the left, and across to the left side. Add a “bump”, and then take the line up and across towards the top left-hand corner of the page, and then a wavy “tail” to the end of this.


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From here, take a parallel line across at the bottom, forming the outline of your snake.


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Add a small curved line to the bottom of the “U” – this is the head of your snake.


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Bring across two curved, parallel lines ending in a fork for the snake tongue…


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And then add two wavy, curved shapes to the center of the head for the eyes.


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Add a curved line below the top of the left eye, and then add a small circle below this. Add two oval shapes to the right eye.


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Draw a triangle nose just below the eyes…


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And add a small oval to either side and a wavy line down the sides of the face.


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Add a wavy line just above the eyes.


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Draw two small marks just beneath the triangle nose…


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And then add a wavy line to the top of the head, taking this up and across on the left side.


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Fill this left section with small, oval shapes.


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Add another wavy shape to the right of this, and add a smaller shape inside.


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Repeat this with another shape slightly further down…


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And then another two on the first curve.


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Add a wavy line to the left of this, curving across and up.


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Add another patterned shape to the left of this…


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And a smaller pattern just inside the curved line.


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Add another small pattern, and then a pointed triangle at the bottom.


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Use a slightly thicker black pen to add a “V” shape to the top of the head.


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Continue to add shapes and patterns down the length of the body…


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And then add wavy “triangle” shapes all along the bottom line, heading right to the end of the tail, just before the curve.


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Add a series of patterns above these, alternating the “rings” with single shapes.


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Use a black pen to shade the outside of the eyes, leaving the smaller shapes white.


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Now, use a brown pen for the triangles at the bottom, and the outside of the patterned rings.


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Add color to the forked tongue with a pink pen…


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And then use a yellow pen for the rest of the main area of the body.


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Use an orange pen for the remaining patterned sections.


And there we have it – a cute, cool and pretty harmless corn snake. Why not take a little time to discover these creatures in more detail; they are super fascinating!

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