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How to Draw a Sea Shell

Just in time for summer fun, a new tutorial for how to draw a sea shell. Color them realistically, or just with your favorite colors.

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How to draw a Seashell
How to draw a Seashell diagram, as shown in PDF

When you can’t draw from real life, try using this tutorial for drawing a few different types of seashells. After all, they are symmetrical by nature, and rather fun to add your own design to.


• View and download Sea Shell PDF tutorial
• Drawing paper
• Black Sharpie marker, fine tip*
Crayola Crayons*

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Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Seashell Tutorial

  1. Make guidelines. Start shell top.

  2. Add the bottom of the shell.

  3. Draw five dividing lines.

  4. Add lines in between.

  5. Draw two curved lines.

  6. Add more lines in small sections.

  7. Draw scallop edge. Add more shells.

  8. Add stones and spirals.

  9. Trace and color with crayons.

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