How to draw a turtle
In this lesson, draw a nice little turtle of your very own.
You will need:
- Colored pencils or crayons
- Ruler (suggested)
Jeff's Tips & Ideas : Use lightly sketched pencil lines first for the structure. After, use a pen to draw in the final lines. When you're finished, erase the underlying pencil lines to reveal your drawing. Then - color it!
Let's start! Follow step by step our easy indications below !
Draw a simple framework, composed of basic shapes. Be sure to keep your penciled lines nice and light. Later, you can go over your structure with a dark, permanent pen or marker. The penciled lines will easily erase with a kneaded eraser when you're finished. The cross over the head circle is helpful for positioning the features of the face.
Easy mapping out of the structure before-hand. Keeping things nice and simple as always! :-)
Draw the face.
Sketch in the head and neck.
Draw the base of the shell first, then the top.
Draw in the front legs.
Next - go ahead and sketch in the back legs and tail. Notice how the back legs are just 'mirrors' of the front ones!? Simple stuff! :-)
Alas!... you're turtle is complete. And look - I changed the mouth a bit... you can too if you like. See what you can come up with.
Color it with the colors of your imagination. And there we are - an adorable little cartoon turtle. :-)
Here is a drawing of a turtle made by Jeff Scarterfield ! For more lessons by Jeff, check out his website at How-to-Draw-Cartoons-Online.com.
Happy Drawing! :-)