Learn how to draw a sea serpent in this simple four steps.
Sea serpents are part of the world mythology for thousands of years. Some people have stated that they saw sea serpents, yet their existence has never been proven. It is said that sea serpents can be as big as 10 to 70 metres long and can have the head of a horse and on the back they have flippers. It is believed they move with up and down movements.
Before you begin
Although the basic lines of the drawing are simple, the last step, with the shadows, seems a bit difficult. If you want, finish the drawing during the 3rd step or gently darken during the 4th step.
How to draw a sea serpent - Step 1
Gently drawing create the waves and don’t hold your wrist and elbow too stiff while you are drawing. Draw the head and the nose, using the face clock as a guide. Sketch the curves of the serpent’s body.
How to draw a sea serpent - Step 2
Continue to draw just as softly, sketch the rough ocean and the shore line in the background. Add details to the head , flippers and body.
Before you begin a drawing, try to make a mental picture of it. Look at an object for a few seconds, then close your eyes and the picture will come in mind.
How to draw a sea serpent - Step 3
Erase the useless lines. Add background details with a soft pencil. Create outlines and shadows for the waves and body. Underline the outlines and concentrate over certain parts. Define the head and body features and sketch the shapes on the body.
How to draw a sea serpent - Step 4
Sketch a simple castle on the shore and a few trees. Use flat shadow to give tones to the ocean and add texture and volume to the body. Darken the areas near the waves. Add dark lines with a sharp pencil to make the drawing stand out. Darken the area around the teeth to make is appear whiter. Add a few drops of water to create the feel of movement.
Curiosity → In the Viking mythology there was a sea serpent named Jormungandr. He was so big that he could surround the whole planet.