How to draw a seashell Step by Step

How to draw a seashell easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. How to draw ocean animals for beginners and kids.

How to draw a seashell

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below


You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1 – Sketch the shape of the shell

Start by drawing the outline of the shell shape without any smaller details. As mentioned at the beginning, you should start the drawing with a pencil, especially for this particular shell as you will need to erase part of its outline later.

Make the clamshell wider at the front (top of the drawing) and narrower at the back (bottom of the drawing) ending with a small curve.

Step 2 – Draw the line

Run through the surface of the case, adding a series of “fan out” lines from the small bump on the back/bottom.

Step 3 – Add other smaller details and complete the line drawing

Use the outline of the case from step one as a guide to draw a series of curved lines giving it a wavy outline. These curves should match the lines from the previous step as shown in the example.

You can then erase part of the previous border so you have a clear drawing of the case with a “wavy” front.

After drawing curved lines along the top, add two small “bulges” that these shells tend to have around its back/bottom end.

You can then re-color your lines with a black pen, marker, or highlight them with a pencil.

Step 4 – Color the Shell

An easy way to color the shell is with colored pencils. In this case it will be orange/brown near the front/top and will then slowly turn white in the back (with a nice smooth gradient).

You can create gradients by carefully blending colors with a pencil. If you like, you can also just make the shell a solid color.

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