How To Draw a Frog

Take a Giant Leap Into Drawing

There are easy steps to follow on how to draw a frog. In fact, if you've never drawn a frog in your life—and you follow along with these simple steps—you'll blow your own socks off in amazement!

You've heard many times from friends and family "I can't draw a straight line!"

Well, the truth is anyone can draw as it is an inherent ability in all of us. Ever watch kids draw from their imagination in gay abandonment?

As a matter of interest to beginners, Picasso could not draw at all in his early career. "What? He couldn't draw?" Yeah, it took awhile before he mastered the art of drawing—he persevered. I don't think there was one day in his life of over 90 years that he did not pick up a paintbrush or pencil. So sorry folks, there's no excuse. You CAN draw, and draw well.

Okay, let's get back to these amphibious creatures commonly called frogs. Obviously you do not want to hear anything about their habits, their croaks and groans or if the princess get's her man—you want to learn how to draw a frog, fast. So we'll stick with that only!

When drawing a frog, the first thing is to observe the various proportions—the size of the body in comparison to the legs and feet. Getting the proportions correct makes your drawing more credible and realistic.

Cartoon frogs are simple and quite easy to draw with nearly always exaggerated forms, but we aint going to draw a cartoon frog. Well, not yet.

Look at the size and length of the legs—they can propel their body weight over two yards! And their back legs are almost the entire length of their body. The front legs are only half the length of their back legs. So please take note of this when drawing them.

Step One
Draw an elongated oval, make it as large as your paper will allow. Draw the oval with one sweep of your pencil without taking your pencil off the paper. Then draw the second oval which becomes his back legs. Notice on a frog, the head is part of the body, there is no neck.

Step Two
Note the position of the eye. It is further forward of the front legs so don't pace the eye too far back. Draw in the eye roughly, then the left front leg so you get it accurate.

Step Three
Now the back leg, an important part of a frog's anatomy. From the base where the leg is attached to the body, it is much thicker than the "knee" part and gets progressively thinner towards the feet.

Step Four
The feet come next but only draw them as V-shapes as in the image here. There are four toes—three pointing forward and one pointing back.

Step Five
Now draw in all the details: The lump above the left eye and its corresponding right bump being a froggy characteristic. Now add some shading here and there, and you're done! Good job.

And so How To Draw a Frog is easy, right? Let me know if you have any suggestions or problems with this tutorial. Copy some of these frogs below to give you ideas to draw your own frogs.

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