How to Draw a Snapping Turtle Step by Step

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.

How to Draw a Snapping Turtle

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.

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