How to Draw a Snake Eating a Mouse

Snakes are known for their varied diet, and this includes mice – and we have all you need to know to bring your own snake to life in just a few simple steps!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a black pen to add a circle to the top of your page, and add a line up the center of this for the eye.


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Add a curved line to the top, and then add a straighter line to the left. Add another curved line to the left.


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Add a curved line to the bottom of this, with a mark at one end. Add a small mark to the top left of this for the nose and nostril.


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Add another curved line behind the eye, and a curved line behind this…


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And then add an angled shape to the bottom of this for the bottom jaw.


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Now, bring the body of the snake down in two wavy lines, curving across to the right side.


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Add another line to the center of this, and then bring the bottom line up and across to the left.


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Add a curved line above this, and take this across and up to end in a point for the tail.


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Add short marks to the left side, to create the scales of the body.


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Add half circles all up the rest of the body…


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Bring a long, curved shape to the left of the nose and mouth…


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And add a mouse leg and rear end to the right of this.


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Add another leg to the mouse…


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And then sharp teeth to the top jaw.


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Now, use an orange pen to shade the eye of the snake…


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And a light orange or yellow pen for the belly of the snake.


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Grab a green pen for the back of the snake, leaving the patterns white.


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Use a darker green for the patterned sections…


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And then a pink pen for the tail of the mouse.


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Grab a gray pen, and use this to shade the mouse.


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Finally, use a black fineliner pen to add lines to the tail of the mouse.


And there we have it – a spooky-looking snake enjoying a delicious mouse treat – best not to get too close!

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