How to Draw Snakes

Study the shapes of snake facial scales to help you identify and draw what you see. Snake bodies are covered with overlapping scales (see previous post for tricks on drawing body scales). The scales of the head of many snakes are larger and important clues to identification. Study the shapes of these scales to help Read More

How to draw scales

Learn the geometry of snake scales to help you sketch in the field. Don’t drive yourself nuts trying to copy every scale exactly. You can suggest scales with the X technique (demonstrated below), add a few details and you are good. Draw an x pattern over the back of the snake. Each of the scales will fit into Read More

How to Draw A Salamander

Learn how to draw a salamander in this step-by-step tutorial. Yellow-blotched Ensatina, Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater Editor’s note: I have chozen not to spell check this post to let my readers see my unedatid spelling. I am dislexic and grew up with the shame that came from not being able to spell like my peers. For part of my childhood I was Read More