How to Draw a Frog

How to Draw a Frog

Enjoy two tree frog drawing tutorials. Learn how to draw a frog with two different tutorials covering two different poses. The first tutorial is a 5-step guide of the frog sitting. The second tutorial is a 6-step guide of the frog on a tree branch.

Did you know?

  • Tree frogs are a species called Amphibian
  • They are carnivores, eating small bugs and insects
  • Main natural predators of the tree frog are birds, mammals and reptiles
  • The average tree frog life-span is 3 years
  • There are four main species of tree frog throughout the world
  • Tree frogs vary in size from just a few centimetres, to more than 10 centimetres in length

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how to draw a frogTutorial 1: frog sitting

Level: intermediate
Tutorial steps: 5

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how to draw a tree frogTutorial 2: frog in tree

Level: intermediate
Tutorial steps: 6

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Tutorial 1: how to draw a frog sitting

how to draw a frog

Step 1

First let’s use two oval shapes to provide our correct size and proportion. The first oval shape is on a slight angle tilting upwards. The second oval shape is smaller and overlaps the larger oval at the top end. See image.

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Step 2

Using the oval shapes as a guide, draw the outline of the body shape. Start towards the bottom of the oval shape and draw a line around the oval shape and across to the second oval to form the head. Continue this line down to the right just past the end of the smaller oval shape, then back to the left until you reach the other end of the small oval. This forms the mouth.

See image.

Now draw two circles. The first is just off-center of our small oval guide shape. The second circle overlaps the first circle a little and also overlaps the head outline.

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Step 3

For the back leg, let’s draw two sharp curves opposite each other, forming the leg, which looks like a weird s-like shape. Then draw a small arc just above the leg on top of the body. This shows the behind leg.

For the front leg, starting almost half way up the body, draw two lines running down parallel to each other, that bend in the middle. Finally, draw the behind front leg (which is below the head) down with four fingers spread out.

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Step 4

Let’s draw the back foot with five toes spread out. Then draw the front foot connected to the arm. For the eyes, draw a half-moon shape in the center of the eyes. See image as a guide.

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Step 5

And now we have our completed frog. You can choose to make his eyes bigger or smaller, or even draw some insect legs sticking out his mouth. Yum!

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Tutorial 2: how to draw a frog in a tree

how to draw a tree frog

Step 1

Draw two lines down to the left parallel to each other. This will form our guide for the tree branch.

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Step 2

Now draw an oval guide shape on the tree at a 60 degree angle facing up to the left. Draw a second smaller oval guide shape at the top of the first oval shape laying on its side across at 30 degrees. Finally, draw a line down the center of both oval guide shapes. See image for placement.

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Step 3

Now using our guide shapes, let’s draw the body by starting at where the large oval guide shape and the tree meet. Draw upwards along the oval guide shape. When you reach the intersection of the small oval guide shape, start drawing around the edge creating the left side of the mouth and cheek.

Now draw another oval up-right for the left eye, then draw the right eye on the other side with the same position, size and shape. Now draw the top of the head from one eye to another. From the bottom of the right eye, draw an arc following the edge of the small oval guide shape to create the right mouth cheek. Finally, draw a curved line from the middle of one cheek across to the other.

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how to draw a tree frog

Step 4

With our general body, head an proportions in place, we’ll now add our arms and legs. First, draw the hand at the top between the head and the tree. Just draw four fingers to look like they’re grabbing the tree. For the other arm, draw the arm downwards from the bottom of the head at about 70 degrees, then back inwards again. The top and bottom of the arm are about the same length. Now add the hand and three fingers.

Finally, draw the one leg that’s visible, poking out from behind the tree. Draw out to the left from the bottom of the arm, arching sharply back around and towards the tree. Then draw a line from the tree to the edge of the leg line. Refer to image reference.

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Step 5

Let’s add moon shapes to the center of the eyes, creating the pupils. Add two dots for the nose. Draw the lower foot grabbing the tree, with three toes slightly thicker than the fingers.

Now draw the other leg on the right of the image. Start by drawing a line from the tree, upwards and to the right, then arcing back around to create the curve of the knee. Continue this line down, then curving around towards the tree. Then draw three toes grabbing the tree. Draw a line starting from the foot, upwards and to the right, stopping just short of the knee.

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Step 6

Our frog is complete! You can now add more details like some bark or leaves on the tree, or add some patterns to the frogs skin. Have fun!

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