Frogs come in a variety of colors and sizes, ranging from brilliant green to a vivid orange. While we now associate these amphibians with their spectacular jumps and loud croaks, there is much more to learn about them. In fact, the first frogs date back to the time of the dinosaurs, making them an ancient animal species.
Do you want to know how to draw this incredible creature? How to draw a frog is broken down into 12 simple stages in this lesson. You’ll need some basic sketching equipment, such as a pencil, eraser, pen, and paper, to follow along. Are you ready to begin? Let’s sketch a frog now!
Step-by-step instructions on how to draw a frog.
DRAW THE BODY IN THE FIRST STEP
We’ll start by creating a huge, slanted oval for the body.
STEP 2: DRAW THE HIGHEST POINT
Next, we’ll add a tiny ellipse to the left end of the oval to make the frog’s thigh.
STEP 3: ADD THE SECOND HIGHEST
Draw another ellipse shape on the other side of the oval to represent the other thigh.
STEP 6: ADD THE FOOT
After that, we’ll go through the frog’s legs in more detail. So, starting with the ellipse nearest to you, cut it in half until it resembles a folded leg. Then, under the frog’s knee, softly draw four toes.
Draw a line halfway down the middle of the opposite rear leg to make it appear folded as well.
STEP 5: DRAW THE FOREFRONT LEG
Now we’ll put one of the frog’s front legs to the front of the body. To make a slightly bent leg, combine two rectangular shapes.
STEP 6: ADD THE FOOT
To the end of the upper leg, add three lengthy toes. A circle should be formed at the end of each toe.
STEP 7: SKETCH THE HEAD
Create the basis for the frog’s head by sketching a half-oval to the right end of the frog’s body.
STEP 8: DEFINE THE HEAD
After that, add a circular protrusion to the top of the head, draw a square-tipped nose, and then create a huge, oval eye within the head.
STEP 9: ADD THE OTHER FOOT
Don’t forget to put the other upper foot right behind the frog’s head. You’ll draw three toes that finish in circles once more.
STEP 10: ERASE UNNECESSARY MARKS
It’s a good idea to polish the drawing before adding detail. As a result, use your eraser to erase any unwanted pencil markings. This is an excellent opportunity to check the frog’s dimensions and make any required adjustments.
STEP 11: ADD REMAINING DETAILS
Add touches to the frog design to make it more realistic. Long rounded lines around the eyes, a ridge along the back, and some minor markings around the joints are some of the main aspects to design.
STEP 12: GO OVER THE DRAWING IN INK AND COLOR
Finally, it’s time to ink over your design to complete it. Slowly draw over all of the pencil traces with your preferred pen. Place a throwaway piece of paper below your sketching hand if you’re worried about spreading ink. Save any dark parts, such as the eye, until last.
You have the option of leaving your illustration in black and white or adding color. Congrats! You’ve mastered the art of drawing a frog.