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How to Draw a Sea Turtle

The peaceful and slow-moving reptile is the focus of this drawing exercise. It has been made easy by sketching the guides. The major part of the drawing is occupied by the large, rounded shell and the flippers. The head is small compared to the other parts of the body.

Step 1: Draw the oblong guides for the sea turtle’s body and head.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 1

Step 2: Connect them by a slender neck guide.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 2

Step 3: Sketch the leaf-shaped front flipper guide.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 3

Step 4: Make the guides for the other smaller, visible flippers.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 4

Step 5: Start detailing the forehead with overlapping arches.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 5

Step 6: Do the same for the lower part of the head and the neck.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 6

Step 7: The eye is deeply set within folds of skin.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 7

Step 8: Give a double border to the shell.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 8

Step 9: Make the shell arch and give a serrated edge to the front flipper.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 9

Step 10: Darken the hind flipper outline and make a designer tummy with curved lines.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 10

Step 11: Now it’s the turn of making the fore flipper on the other side of the body.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 11

Step 12: Make box-like designs on the shell and straight lines on the tummy.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 12

Step 13: Give double borders to the boxes.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 13

Step 14: Draw small rectangles on the narrow structure drawn in step 8.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 14

Step 15: Make angular scales on the biggest flipper and the head.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 15

Step 16: Tiny geometric shapes of scales completely cover the flipper.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 16

Step 17: Do the same for the hind flipper.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 17

Step 18: Color the reptile.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step 18
How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step by Step

You can either go by the color codes depicted above or choose your own palette. Since the creature is marine, dark colors work best for it. The patterns on the shell and the body is a mix of linear and curved lines. Kiddos would be filled with glee when they spot a hint of a smile on the reptile’s face.


Published by on July 28th 2019. Filed under Drawing

 

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