Hey, young artists! Today, we’re venturing into the wild to draw a fearsome black mamba. Whether you’ve heard about these agile snakes in nature documentaries or seen them in books, we’re going to capture their sleek and powerful presence on paper. 🎨
Follow my simple steps, grab your drawing tools, and let’s create our own striking black mamba artwork together! 🐍
How to Draw a Black Mamba
Start with a simple curved line that forms a loose “S” shape. Then, draw another curved line to create a smile for the black mamba.
Sketch the eye and mouth. The eye is small and circular, near the top of the head, while the mouth curves upwards, creating a smile. Use the guideline to outline the head, which is somewhat triangular with rounded corners, noting that a black mamba’s head is slightly more elongated than other snakes’.
Draw the forked tongue protruding from the open mouth to add more character to the snake. Add the nostril, a simple dot above the mouthline.
Extend a long, curved line from the neck to represent the snake’s body.
Draw horizontal lines across the body to create the black mamba’s distinctive scale pattern.
Draw a line that should curve downwards and then loop back to create a sense of coiling.
Add a circular shape around the base of the snake to indicate the ground or surface it’s resting on. Include oval shapes for texture.
Draw horizontal lines across the body as shown in the picture.
Sketch the bottom part of the snake’s body, completing the coiled shape it’s resting in. Make sure to taper the body as it extends away from the head.
Fill in the snake with appropriate shades, typically a dark grey or black for the body with lighter tones for the belly and the ground. The eye can have a bright color like yellow to stand out.
Slithering through “How to Draw a Black Mamba” has been a reptilian adventure! Did they capture the sleek and deadly grace of this venomous serpent, or have you hissing with artistic delight?
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