How to Draw a Cartoon Lizard

Learn how to draw a great looking Cartoon Lizard with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Cartoon Lizard.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Lizard

How to Draw a Great Looking Cartoon Lizard for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon lizard outline by drawing a curved line. This outlines the gecko's face. Draw a short curved line at one end of the original line, indicating the corner of the smiling mouth. Then, use curved lines to enclose a partial oval above the mouth. Draw another oval inside it, completing the eye.

Easy Cartoon Lizard Drawing - Step 2

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw curved lines overlapping the top and bottom of the original line. One forms the gecko's eye ridge, the other his lower jaw.

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Easy Cartoon Lizard Drawing - Step 3

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. From the back of the head, extend a long curved line. This traces the lizard's back.

Easy Cartoon Lizard Drawing - Step 4

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Continue to extend the long line from the previous step. This outlines the gecko's long tail.

Easy Cartoon Lizard Drawing - Step 5

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw another long, curved line roughly parallel to the tail. At the end, double the line back on itself to enclose the blunt tip of the tail.

Easy Cartoon Lizard Drawing - Step 6

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw the lizard's feet using curved lines. For each leg, you can use a single curved line that doubles back on itself many times or use separate strokes for the sides of the legs and each toe. Then, connect the legs with a curved line, outlining the belly.

Easy Cartoon Lizard Drawing - Step 7

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw two short lines connecting the front leg to the head, fully enclosing the outline of the lizard. Draw another curved line between the two legs, distinguishing the lighter-colored belly from the rest of the body.

Add More Details to Your Cartoon Lizard Picture - Step 8

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw the remaining foreleg. Use a series of curved lines that overlap at the elbow and double back on themselves to form the toes.

Complete the Outline of Your Cartoon Lizard Drawing - Step 9

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw the final leg. Again, use curved lines that overlap and that double back on themselves to form the toes.

Color Your Cartoon Lizard Drawing

Cartoon Lizard step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon lizard outline is now complete. We've shaded ours green like the familiar day gecko. Some day geckos also have yellow or red markings.

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Learn More About The Cartoon Lizard Drawing

The cold-blooded antics of reptiles are often a part of cartoons and comics. You can learn how to draw a cartoon lizard with the help of this easy, step-by-step animal drawing tutorial.

The type of lizard featured in this tutorial is called a gecko. He is made up of many curved lines. In each step, look for the highlighted blue lines in the illustration. Copy these new lines into your drawing.

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You will notice that the lizard in this drawing has an odd posture - his feet don't seem to be on the ground. This is because geckos use their sticky feet to climb. They can even stick to smooth glass!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you can try your hand at this realistic gecko drawing. Or, explore other realistic lizard drawings like this bearded dragon lizard drawing.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Cartoon Crocodile Drawing or Snake Face and Head Drawing tutorials.

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