How to Draw a Snapping Turtle with this how-to video and step by step drawing instructions. With 9 easy steps to follow, beginners will enjoy creating their own snapping turtle on paper. Also included is a printable version of this snapping turtle drawing tutorial.
Please see Snapping Turtle drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to Snapping Turtle simple step by step drawing guide below
Step 1. First sketch of the Carapace
First, draw the oval outline of the snapping turtle’s shell.
Step 2. Now form the Scutes
Now, create scales on the surface of the shell as shown.
Step 3. Attach the legs and tail
Next, draw thick legs and a pointed tail attached to the bottom of its shell.
Step 4. Add claws
Draw long V-shaped lines at the bottom of its feet to add claws.
Step 5. Draw Plastron
Give its plastron shape by drawing a curved shape below the carapace.
Step 6. Sketch the head
Draw the elongated outline of the head.
Step 7. Shape the face
Add a circle to form the eyes and a small dot to draw the nose. Then add a wavy line for the mouth.
Step 8. Add folds
Draw short curved lines to highlight the folds on the turtle’s body.
Step 9. Complete the snapping turtle drawing
Let’s color our snapping turtle! First, fill in the eyes with a black pencil and add a small reflective point with a white pencil. Next, color its carapace with a brown pencil. Use dark yellow to color the bottom of the carapace. Now, use a gray pencil to color the claws. Then, shade the rest of the turtle’s body with a dark blue pen.