The blue poison dart frog is one of the most stunning amphibians in the world, and one that is easily recognizable thanks to a vibrant azure shade. Found most commonly in Brazil, there are plenty of fascinating facts to learn about these creatures – and we can help you by bringing them to life through the power of drawing. Let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Grab a black pen, and bring a curved line across the left of your page. Add a “bump” to the top of this, and take the left end of the line across in a “hook”.
Continue this “hook” towards the right…
And then continue the original curve down, across to the right, and then back down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Add a curved horizontal line just above this.
Next, bring a curved line across to the left, create a “bump”, and then bring the bottom line across to the right, creating one toe.
Add another toe just below this first one, and then bring the bottom curve across to the right, and use another “bump” at the top of this for a third toe. Connect this to the line above.
Now, add a curved line to the end of the original line, and add a wavy horizontal line to the top of this.
Add another “bump” to the end of the curved line, and take this across towards the top right-hand corner of the page.
Bring down another “bump” to the end of this for another toe.
Add the third toe to the top of the central one.
Next, return to the line at the top, and bring a curved line down from this, towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Add a large “loop” to the back of the body…
And add a “hook” to the bottom of this.
Next, add a “C” shape to the right of this leg…
And add another toe to the left of the one at the bottom.
Add another toe to the top of this…
And connect the toe in front to the body with a curved line up and across to the top left corner. Add a curved line to the belly to connect the front and back.
Now, add a ring to the front of the face for an eye.
Add a curved “eye” shape around this…
And then connect the corner of the “eye” shape to the top of the elbow.
Add a smaller circle inside the eye…
And then cover the back and face of the frog with a series of small shapes.
Add a curved line to the top of the legs, creating the line of the back.
Then, add a series of small shapes across the elbow and the back of the legs.
Use a black pen to shade the shapes, the outside of the eye, and the inner section of the eye.
Use a blue pen to shade the top of the back and the ring of the eye…
And then use a dark blue pen for the belly.
And there we have it – a distinctive bright blue poison dart frog. There is plenty to learn about these wonderful, curious creatures – so why not take a chance to learn a little more about them with your own research?