Welcome to How to draw a cartoon frog. – In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to draw a Frog but not a realistic one! Yes you got it, a cartoon frog. We’ll use the basic characteristics of the real frogs but we’ll change them enough to draw a funny version of a lovely froggy.
By the way, frogs are really interesting animals! Did you know that frogs are amphibians in the order Anura (meaning “tail-less”)?
Most frogs are characterized by long hind legs, a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes, and the absence of a tail. Frogs are widely known as exceptional jumpers, and many of the anatomical characteristics of frogs, particularly their long, powerful legs, are adaptations to improve jumping performance.
Due to their permeable skin, frogs are often semi-aquatic or inhabit humid areas, but move easily on land. They typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds, or lakes, and their larvae, called tadpoles, have gills and develop in water.
Adult frogs follow a carnivorous diet. Frogs are most noticeable by their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, mainly in their mating season.
Well enough with the biology lesson, let’s get drawing!
How to draw a cartoon frog – Let’s get started!
The first thing to do is to draw an egg! Yes, the egg will serve as a guide for the frog body and roughly divide it in two as in the picture below.
Ok now trace a horizontal line in the upper side of the egg and roughly sketch two curved lines at the side of the egg body. They will eventually become the legs!
How to draw a cartoon frog – Overall shapes
Now that we have the very basic structure of our cartoon frog it is time to sketch in the little forelegs and the palm of the hind legs.
Remember, this is going to be a cartoon frog so do not get bogged into the details. Try to get the overall shape of your lovely frog. Also, proportions are less important than a realistic drawing so make your frog as you wish.
Time to add with a few lines the frog eyes and a large smiling mouth! As you can see nothing difficult with this step!
Ok now try and position a funny nose (you can simply draw two small nostrils for that) and make the smile even larger! Also, do not forget to add the spherical tips of the frog fingers! It wouldn’t be a frog without them!! They are called toe-pads.
Wow our frog is shaping out really neatly! Now try to delete all the construction lines and let’s dig into detailing our cartoon frog!
How to draw a cartoon frog – Complete the drawing
With a few little touches, you can really make this drawing.. eehm.. jump! You just need to add a few skin spots here and there to give that froggy feel to it! Oh and do not forget to draw the pupils. Those eyes would look really creepy without them.
What more do we need to complete our cartoon frog drawing? Let’s see, what about a big leaf where the frog stands and, why not, a little dragonfly buzzing around?
Ehi we think this drawing is great! What do you think?
How to draw a cartoon frog – The finished result!
Now it is time to finish up the drawing. Color the skin-spots and add a little trail behind the dragonfly suggesting it is flying around our frog. You have done it!
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