How to Draw A Cartoon Snail

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Learn how to draw a cartoon snail fast and easily! Yes, a turtle can be very slow! But how about racing against a snail! It could be a nice exercise to do... but maybe not an exciting one! 

Just like the turtle, the snail is slow and is usually carrying its house on its back. But that's about the only thing similar between these two animals! Let's try to draw a happy and funny snail in eight easy steps!

Step 1

How to draw a cartoon snail

First, draw a circle to create the shell of your character. Don't hesitate to make it big! Otherwise, your snail won't be able to enter in it (and will carry it for no reasons!).

Step 2

How to draw a cartoon snail

To create the external part of your character, start by adding a square near the left and bottom part of the shell. Over this new square, add an oval shape that will be used to create the mouth of your snail.

Step 3

How to draw a cartoon snail

Complete the head of your animal by sketching a rectangle with a top narrower than the bottom. Finally, add two small rectangles to form the tentacles that will hold each eye.

Step 4

How to draw a cartoon snail

Finish sketching your snail by drawing two large circles to illustrate the eyes. Draw a small triangle on the right (and bottom) side of the shell. It will be used to create the tail (but to be more accurate, I should say the bottom part of the foot!).

Step 5

How to draw a cartoon snail

Now refine the outline of your character. I've decided to create a shell that is irregular and stylize. As you can see, the shell is not perfectly round, but made of several straight lines connected to each other.

Step 6

How to draw a cartoon snail

Now the head of your snail! Draw a round and large neck and make sure that the mouth is pointed towards the left. Don't forget to refine the outline of both tentacles too.

Step 7

How to draw a cartoon snail

Add the pupils of your snail. Once you are done, you can also add shadows to some crucial parts of your character. I sketched a nice an smooth shadow on the neck and face, one on top of the shell and another one inside the shell (following the spiral line). Finally, I also draw a small shadow on the bottom of the tail.

Step 8

How to draw a cartoon snail

When you are ready, just add some colors on your cartoon snail and you are done! Also, notice that I have added a small line on the junction of the neck and the mouth to make this one stand out better! Great! I hope you enjoyed this amusing tutorial and don't forget to come back for more!

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