How to Draw A Seashell. A visit to the sea would only be complete with taking home some of the beautiful seashells that dot the shore.
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Shells are a hard, protective outer layer created by animals that live in the sea. Typically, seashells were once part of the bodies of sea creatures.
Seashells have distinct, intricate patterns on their surface and dazzling colors, so drawing a seashell would be fun and exciting!
We’ve created a step-by-step guide on how to draw a seashell, simplified with 9 simple instructions and simple illustrations.
How to Draw A Seashell
Drawing a seashell is easy! Start by drawing an inverted vertical teardrop shape. This creates the true center of the shell.
Remember that the pointed end of the figure should be at the bottom, while the rounded edge should be at the top.
From this point, it’s all simple and all about repetition, with minor changes in size and angle.
Draw the second inverted water drop of the shell.
Make it a little smaller than the first one, draw it on the left side, and make it appear behind the first one, just as shown in the picture.
Similar to the previous step, let’s draw another waterdrop shape. Add this layer on the right side to make your design symmetrical.
As you can see in the image above, the shell layers are gradually fanning out.
In this step, we’ll repeat the same process and draw another inverted teardrop shape on the far left. Again, it should appear behind the previous one.
Repeat the previous step on the other side.
Now, you should have five layers of shell making up the clam.
Here we draw another section of the shell.
Note that this layer should be on the far left and slightly smaller than the other shell layers. Your shell drawing is almost done – keep going!
This is another iteration. This makes it look symmetrical by adding another smaller waterdrop-like shape to the far right.
After you complete this step, all seven layers (one in the center and three on each side) of the shell should be complete.
In this step, we will create the zipper at the bottom of the shell.
Just draw a directly connected horizontal curved line on the left side of the shell’s pointed underside.
Repeat the previous step on the opposite side to finish the shell hinges. This part holds the shell up every time it opens or closes.
Try to make this figure identical to the first one we drew in the previous one. This will help keep the shell symmetrical.
Now it’s finally time to make your shell look more realistic by adding colors! This is the most awaited step because it’s the place to show off your artistic skills!
As you can see in the image above, we used a mix of light brown and cream colors. You can color your shell similar to ours or customize the colors. Either way, we’re sure the colors will turn out perfect!
Your Seashell Drawing is Finished!