How to Draw a Spider Web
Spiders are creatures that have a fairly divided reputation among humans. Many people are scared of them to the point that it is a phobia, while others think they are cool and even keep them as pets.
Love them or hate them, you’ll inevitably share your home with one at some point, and there’s one sure-fire way to tell a spider is your roommate: the web.
These beautifully intricate structures have also become visual shorthand for creepy in horror movies and Halloween decorations. This step-by-step guide on drawing a spider web in just six steps will teach you how to remove your spider webs easily!
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How to draw a spider web – let’s get started!
A spider web is a wonder of nature and is incredibly delicate and intricately designed. That makes them a wonder to behold, but it can make them a challenge to draw.
To make it easier, you can use a ruler to draw lines and shapes to help you. Using the reference image as a guide, we’ll draw a star shape using four intersecting lines.
You can use a pen for this step, as these lines will end up in the final image. Don’t worry if you can’t get the angles of your web drawing the same as the reference image!
For the next few steps in this guide on drawing a spider web, you should switch to a light pencil to mark the lines, as they won’t appear in the final image.
We’ll let you know when you should start using your pen again! For now, use your pencil to connect the ends of each line.
This will leave you with an eight-sided octagon shape like the one in our reference image.
We will continue to use a light pencil for this part of your spider web drawing. If you think of your octagon shape as a cake, we’ll draw three lines inside each “slice.”
If you want to make it more consistent, try drawing the lines in a cut and then measure how far apart each line is from the others.
Then use these measurements for each slice to make sure they connect evenly. This may take a bit of time and patience, but it will be worth it because you will have a wonderfully neat and even web.
You can start using your pen again for this step of our guide on how to draw a spider web. This is the step where all your preparations will pay off! If you look at a real spider web, you’ll see that the connecting threads are rarely completely straight and have a bit of sag. We chose to be drawing these stripes now.
Using the lines you drew on each slice of the shape, use your pen to draw a slightly curved line on each line of the piece.
The curved line should start and end at the same point as the straight lines but have a slight curve in the middle. You can also add curved lines similar to the outer lines of the shape!
Now that you’ve drawn over your pencil guides with your pen, you’re ready to start erasing the pencil lines on your spider web drawing! Before you start digging with your eraser, let the pen ink dry completely first. If you start too early, you could easily smear the ink.
Once you erase all the pencil lines, you should end up with a full spider like the one in our reference image!
Directly that your web is fully drawn, you can add some extra details to personalize it. An obvious choice would be to draw a spider posing on the tangle! You can also remove a fun background if you’re feeling more creative. It would be great to have a haunted house background for your spider web, but that’s just one idea among many! How will you finish your spider web drawing?
That brings us to the final step of our guide on how to draw a spider web! You already have an amazing image, but you can make it even better with some colors. We show you one way you can color it for our reference image, but you should let your imagination run wild for this one!
If you drew additional details or background additions, you could also have fun coloring them! I’d use watercolor paints to give this spider web drawing a more muted, creepy feel, but whatever art medium you choose will look great!