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How to Draw a Tentacle

With this simple tutorial, you will learn how to draw a tentacle in just seven easy steps with helpful tips.

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how to draw a tentacle step by step

In this lesson, you will learn how to draw a tentacle. The lesson is designed for beginners and consists of six simple steps that you can easily repeat.

Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial in which I will show you in detail how to draw an octopus tentacle. Octopus is one of the most mysterious creatures on our planet, which is not fully understood.

In total, the octopus has eight long tentacles, each of which has small rounded suckers. With the help of tentacles, the octopus senses taste, navigates in space, and reacts to changes in the environment.

The tentacles are soft, flexible, and elastic. As you can see, the tentacle has a wide base and a thin end, which is twisted into a small spiral. Octopus tentacles can be used to cook a variety of dishes.

I hope you enjoyed learning some fun facts about octopus tentacles and are ready to start the lesson. With simple instructions, you can easily draw this object.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 25 minutes

How to Draw a Tentacle

  1. Draw the outer outline of the tentacle.

    Sketch out a smooth line, twisted into the spiral.how to draw realistic tentacles

  2. Add the inner outline of the tentacle.

    Depict another line to depict the shape of the tentacle.tentacle drawing easy

  3. Add details.

    Draw a smooth line in the middle of the tentacle. tentacle drawing art

  4. Depict the suction cups.

    Sequentially draw small circles.tentacle drawing tutorial

  5. Add suction cups around the edge.

    Sketch out the row of suction cups along the outer edge.tentacle drawing lesson

  6. Color the tentacle.

    You will need two shades of pink.tentacle drawing guide

Don’t forget to download the short version of the lesson as a PDF file, which I have prepared especially for your convenience. Save this file and use it any time you want to go back to this lesson.

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