A spider web is one of the symbols of Halloween. It’s very simple to draw, but it takes a lot of time to do it well. However, you can treat it as a form of mandala drawing, to have fun and relax.
What You Will Need
In order to complete this tutorial, you may need to use the following equipment:
- sheet of paper
- drawing compass
- ink liner/fine liner/ballpoint pen
- eraser (optionally)
How to Draw a Spider Web
Draw a dot in the center of the sheet.
Stick your compass in the dot and draw a big circle around.
Take a ruler and draw a lot of lines coming radially from the center. The angles don’t need to be equal. Always start from the center, instead of drawing one long line across it—this will make it look more natural.
Draw a spiral around the center, with one loose end on the outside.
Use the compass to draw a smaller circle at some distance from the spiral.
Draw a gentle arc between two “arms” of the web.
Continue along the circle.
This part will take some time, so don’t hurry. Fill a whole section between the arms with arcs. Some of them may be stuck together, creating a natural effect.
Continue all around the web, taking your time to keep it clean and neat.
Finally, you can use an eraser to remove the guide circles.
Did you have fun? Then you may also enjoy drawing other radial designs:
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Spider Web Resources
Do you need some spider-web-related resources for your project? Check out these: