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How to Draw a Frog (Step by Step with Pictures)

How to Draw a Frog (Step by Step with Pictures)

Do you think knowing how to draw a frog is hard? Many people avoid drawing animals because they think it’s not easy.

Do you know you can be a total pro at drawing a frog and it only takes 10 extremely simple steps to do so.

These step by step pictures will make it simple for anyone to know how to draw a frog.

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Step 1: Draw jelly bean for frog body

how to draw a frog step 1 draw frog body

Let’s start with a jelly bean. Make sure this jelly bean has a sharper end and a rounder end, this will guide us for the head and the bottom!

Step 2: Sketch in circles for frog’s eyes

how to draw a frog step 2 sketch frog eyes

At the rounder end make a half circle on top of the upper line, then a little bit away from that, inside the shape, make a second circle.

Step 3: Sketch in frog legs

how to draw a frog step 3 sketch frog legs

Going back to the bottom we’re going to create a long “C” shape starting at the pointed end of the jelly bean shape. Then, above that where the body shape has a sharper downturn we’ll make a half-oval. 

Further up the body, we’ll make a half oval again, and then a small line below the bottom of the jelly bean body shape. Like in many other animal illustrations we’ve done, this will guide our legs.

Step 4: Continue to draw frog legs

how to draw a frog step 4 refine frog legs

A little bit less than half the way to the center of that elongated C shape (for the back leg) we’re going to make another C shape going the opposite direction.

This will show where the frogs knees bend in the hind legs. After we complete that, extend the front leg guideline we drew without using fully straight lines

Step 5: Erase unneeded lines on frog eye

how to draw a frog step 5 erase frog eye lines

Erase the overlap on the crescent moon shape to the eye!

Step 6: Erase unneeded lines on frog legs

how to draw a frog step 6 erase frog leg lines

Erase the overlap on the hind leg closest to us!!

Step 7: Draw the frog’s feet

how to draw a frog step 7 draw frog feet

Now for the feet. For the hind leg make a batwing shape then at the peaks create a “stem” sort of shape for the toes.

Frogs have webbed feet in the back so we want to be sure to show that. 

The front feet we’ll just need 3 toes with the middle toe longer than the others!

Step 8: Fill in frog’s eye

how to draw a frog step 8 fill in frog eyes

Fill in that eye! Erase the front leg overlapping lines! And add just a little bit of “lips”!

Step 9: Draw frog stripes on its back

how to draw a frog step 9 draw frog stripes

Now it’s time for the details, on the back from about the midpoint of the closest eye create two lines almost like racing stripes that extend to the point of the frog’s bottom 

Step 10: Add highlights in the frog’s eye

how to draw a frog step 10 add frog eye highlights

Now add a tear duct in a little triangle shape at the front of the closest eye and put in some highlights. There you go! A cute little frog.

Learning how to draw a frog is easy, and anyone can do it!

This process is shared by Carolyn. Thank you for sharing. Check out her social @ClazDesign if you liked her drawings. In her shop, she also has amazing prints and other illustrations.

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How to Draw a Frog Printable Guide

How to Draw a Frog Printable Guide

Step-by-step instructions on how to draw a frog.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Instructions

      1. Step 1: Draw jelly bean for frog body. Let's start with a jelly bean. Make sure this jelly bean has a sharper end and a rounded end, this will guide us for the head and the bottom! how to draw a frog step 1 draw frog body
      2. Step 2: Sketch in circles for frog’s eyes. At the rounder end make a half-circle on top of the upper line, then a little bit away from that, inside the shape, make a second circle. how to draw a frog step 2 sketch frog eyes
      3. Step 3: Sketch in frog legs. Going back to the bottom we're going to create a long "C" shape starting at the pointed end of the jelly bean shape. Then, above that where the body shape has a sharper downturn, we'll make a half-oval. 

        Further up the body, we'll make a half oval again, and then a small line below the bottom of the jelly bean body shape. Like in many other animal illustrations we've done, this will guide our legs.  how to draw a frog step 3 sketch frog legs
      4. Step 4: Continue to draw frog legs. A little bit less than half the way to the center of that elongated C shape (for the back leg) we're going to make another C shape going the opposite direction. This will show where the frog's knees bend in the hind legs. After we complete that, extend the front leg guideline we drew without using fully straight lines. how to draw a frog step 4 refine frog legs
      5. Step 5: Erase unneeded lines on frog eye. Erase the overlap on the crescent moon shape to the eye! how to draw a frog step 5 erase frog eye lines
      6. Step 6: Erase unneeded lines on frog legs. Erase the overlap on the hind leg closest to us!!  how to draw a frog step 6 erase frog leg lines
      7. Step 7: Draw the frog’s feet. Now for the feet. For the hind leg make a batwing shape than at the peaks create a "stem" sort of shape for the toes. Frogs have webbed feet in the back so we want to be sure to show that. 

        For the front feet, we'll just need 3 toes with the middle toe longer than the others! how to draw a frog step 7 draw frog feet
      8. Step 8: Fill in the frog’s eye. Fill in that eye! Erase the front leg overlapping lines! And add just a little bit of "lips"!  how to draw a frog step 8 fill in frog eyes
      9. Step 9: Draw frog stripes on its back. Now it's time for the details, on the back from about the midpoint of the closest eye create two lines almost like racing stripes that extend to the point of the frog's bottom. how to draw a frog step 9 draw frog stripes
      10. Step 10: Add highlights in the frog’s eye. Now add a tear duct in a little triangle shape at the front of the closest eye and put in some highlights. There you go! A cute little frog.  how to draw a frog step 10 add frog eye highlights

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