How to draw a cartoon snail

We start with guide shapes. Draw them very lightly with a pencil. Later we are going to erase these guides. I have drawn them in color so it will be easier for you to see them. I recommend you use a regular pencil. Color pencil is harder to erase.

We use the guides to help us see the snail’s parts.

Let’s add a neck guide and a nice big snail foot.

We are now ready to use the guides to finish drawing our snail. Let’s pencil in the shell using the big circle as our guide. Remember, draw lightly because we will want to erase all the pencil marks later.

Add the head and foot. Now our art is starting to look a little bit like a snail.

Face and antennae add personality to our little pal.

Then it’s time to draw the shell spiral.

Above is my pencil line art in black and white the way it might look on your paper. Nice and messy. Remember, we will erase all the lines we don’t need. Now we will pen over the art, then it will be time to erase the pencil lines.

The penning of our art leaves only the lines we want.

Snail is looking pretty good. The pencil lines are erased, and I am happy with my cartoon friend. I am ready to sign my art.

Color if you wish. It is your art, enjoy!

Here is the cartoon that the snail lives in.

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