Draw Tarantula 10

Step 10: Draw the visible portion of the two remaining middle legs on the other side. Draw the tip of the one leg on the lower right side of the body. The tips of the other legs are hidden behind the tarantula's body.

Draw Tarantula 11

Step 11 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much of you can of the original guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. The tarantula's hairs make that hard to do. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.

How to Draw a Tarantula

Final Step (optional): You can add more value throughout your tarantula drawing for extra detail. Use quick, short strokes as you follow the shape of the body. Try not to add the value smoothly to get a more hairy texture. Use sparse, short lines all over. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value along the segments on the tarantula's legs. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the hair. Some tarantulas have red or yellow on their bodies. You can add color to your tarantula drawing if you'd like. It's always a good idea to use reference for a more accurate drawing. If you have a pet tarantula, try to duplicate it on your drawing.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the tarantula so it doesn't appear to be floating. Use dark strokes near the middle of the shadow and lighter strokes along the edge for the shadow's diffusion. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Tarantula" video after each step to draw at your own pace.

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