How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Arachnophobia is probably the most popular phobia: the fear of spiders. In a sense, it’s not an irrational fear. After all, many spiders are venomous! However, most of them are not harmful to humans, and they do not actively seek contact with us. A spider sitting on its web poses no danger to you, and if know it but you still feel uneasy about it, desensitization therapy may be good for you. Drawing a spider can be a part of it!

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

1. How to Draw a Spider

Step 1

Draw a circle. This will be the torso.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 2

Attach a slightly tapered oval to the torso. This will be the abdomen.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 3

Attach the head to the torso.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 4

Draw the mandibles in the front.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 5

Time for the legs. There are eight of them, so prepare space for four of them on each side of the torso.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 6

Draw the base of each leg.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 7

Draw the three main segments of the legs and the palps in the front. First, a short section…

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

… then a slightly longer one…

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

… and a short one again.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 8

The legs have more sections; they are not as visible though.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 9

Let’s add some thickness to the legs now, segment by segment. First, define the width of the segment with lines…

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

… then outline it.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 10

Draw the other segments the same way, making each thinner and thinner.

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Step 11

Add some details to the body of the spider: eight eyes, spinnerets, torso details, and a pattern on the abdomen.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Step 12

Finally, outline the whole body and add some hair here and there.

How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step

Good Job!

You did it! If you want to learn more about spiders, their anatomy and species, check out the tutorial below:

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How to Draw a Spider, Step by Step