How to Draw a Black Mamba: The Basic Guide

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

Step 1:
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.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 1

Step 2:
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’.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 2

Step 3:
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.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 3

Step 4:
Extend a long, curved line from the neck to represent the snake’s body.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 4

Step 5:
Draw horizontal lines across the body to create the black mamba’s distinctive scale pattern.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 5

Step 6:
Draw a line that should curve downwards and then loop back to create a sense of coiling.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 6

Step 7:
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.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 7

Step 8:
Draw horizontal lines across the body as shown in the picture.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 8

Step 9:
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.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 9

Step 10:
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.

How to Draw a Black Mamba Step 10

Conclusion

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?

Share your feedback. Your insights help our drawing guide stay as captivating and lifelike as the black mamba itself, with steps that make the creative process a venomous success! 🐍

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