A neuron is a crucial part of the human body and understanding it is very important. In just a few short steps, we will learn how to draw a neuron, and label the parts accurately – let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black fineliner pen, and draw an “S” shape made of small, curved shapes.
At the right end, add three “forks”, each made from bulbous shapes.
Connect the small curved shapes with two lines connecting each segment.
Bring a line up at the end, and add four sharp “points”.
Take a curve to the left, and add more spiky shapes to the left.
Repeat this on the left, and add a curve to the bottom…
Add a pointed curve to the left of the line, and then add two forks to the bottom.
Add another curved point below, and then add another three forks behind this.
Follow this with three more “forks” to the right, and two more beside this, before connecting this section to the bottom segment.
Add a ring to the center of this shape…
Now, add a series of smaller shapes all around the edge of this.
Shade the inside of the ring with the black pen.
Shade the outer part of the ring with a black pencil…
And then use an orange pen to color the segments in the “S” shape.
Now, use a blue pen for the section at the end, the sections joining the segments, and the section at the left.
Grab the black fineliner pen and a ruler, and add a series of lines all across the outside of the neuron.
Use a red pen to add small marks inside the first four segments, and the one second from the end.
Now, title the drawing “Multipolar Neuron”, and add the labels from left to right – “Nucleus”, “Dendrites”, “Nissl Body”, “Cell Body”, “Axon”, “Myelin Sheath”, “Schwann Cell”, and “Axon Terminal”.
The neuron is a crucial element of the human body, and it only makes sense to learn all that there is to know – why not do a little extra research; this is a fascinating topic!