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How to Draw a Tree Snake

Learn how to draw a Tree Snake that looks like it’s wrapping around a branch. It’s easy if you take it one step at a time.

To draw a snake that appears to wrap around something, like a branch, you need to draw some parts in front of it and some parts behind. That may sound confusing at first, but if you start at the head and then draw one section of his body at a time, you may even start to see a pattern to it.

After your snake is drawn, you can decide if you want him or her to be seen or camouflaged. Warm and cool colors can do this job very well. A warm or cool snake against the opposite background is bound to pop out from his surroundings. And likewise if the snake and background use the same palette, it will have some good camouflage going on.

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Materials for How to Draw a Tree Snake

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Step by Step Directions for How to Draw a Tree Snake

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Tree Snake

  1. Draw a branch.

  2. Draw the snake head hanging down.

  3. Erase the branch lines inside.

  4. Draw the next wrapped snake section.

  5. Erase the branch lines inside.

  6. Draw the next wrapped snake section.

  7. Erase the branch lines inside.

  8. Fill the remaining area with leaves.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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