Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Rattlesnake" video to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a small circle as a guide for the rattlesnake's head. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Draw two arcs to the left of the rattlesnake's head as guides for the open mouth. The top arc should be wider than the bottom arc. The farther apart they are, the wider the open mouth will be.
Step 3: Draw a wavy s-shaped line to the right of the snake's ead as a guide for the top part of the long body. The curvature of the guide line for body is a little tricky, so it's divided into separate sections to make it easier.
Step 4: Keep drawing the guide line under the rattlesnake's head. The line should curve and be similar to the number 2. You can stop at this guide line for a simpler drawing. If you take away the top curve, your picture can look like the profile image on the How2DrawAnimals.com Youtube channel.
Step 5: Continue drawing the line at the bottom and curve it on the left side to finish the guide for the rattlesnake's body. The end of the line should curve up, as this will be the rattle. Remember to pause the video to get the curves of the guide right.