How to Draw a King Cobra Snake Hood Side View

In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a King Cobra Snake step-by-step.

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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.


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To draw this King Cobra step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.

Below you can watch a NEW step-by-step video tutorial with NARRATED steps:

The following is a video tutorial where the steps are Written out within the video:

For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.

Draw King Cobra Snake 1

Step 1: Draw a small oval as a guide for the cobra's head. It doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.

Draw King Cobra Snake 2

Step 2: Below the snake's head, draw a bigger oval with the top part missing. This will be a guide for the expanded hood.

Draw King Cobra Snake 3

Step 3: Draw a line below the hood as a guide for the body of the snake. The way you draw the line is the shape the snake's body will take. Draw it coiling toward the front like this or just straight back to make it easier.

Draw King Cobra Snake Sketch

That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.



Draw King Cobra Snake 4

Step 4: Draw the eye on the top part of the snake's head. The eye consists of a circle with a line on top of it. Inside is another shaded circle for the pupil.

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