How to Draw a Cartoon Axolotl

Axolotl are perhaps one of the lesser known creatures to inhabit our oceans, but these fascinating friends have earned their place in the list of curious creatures – take a closer look for yourself to find out more!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a black pen to add two curved lines to the center of your page, with the top one longer than the bottom. Join these at the ends with curved lines.


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Add a half circle to the top of this, and add a curve to the bottom. Add a small circle to the top of this.


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Bring two curved lines down on either side from the bottom of this…


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And add a curved line to the bottom of this, with a small “bite” mark at the end. Bring curved lines down from the ends of these towards the bottom.


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Add small oval shapes to the ends of these, and join these with a curved line in the center.


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Add another line just inside this one…


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And then add lines to the side. Bring these in, across, and up to meet in the middle.


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Add small “u” shapes to the bottom for the legs…


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And add two “backward C” shapes to the right of this.


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Now, add three curved “loops” to the right of the hat, with a small mark inside each.


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Repeat this with shapes on the left…


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And then add a half-circle shape for the smiling mouth.


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Add a curve to the bottom of this, and shade the top with the black pen.


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Add small marks to the bottom of the mouth, and add curved eyes above.


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Turn these into crescent moon shapes, with small white dots to the sides…


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Before adding black dots to the watermelon.


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Shade the watermelon with a red pen and use the same shade for the stripe on the hat.


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Use a pink pen for color on the cheeks, and the line above the watermelon…


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And an orange pen for the rest of the hat and the shorts, leaving slight white dots.


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Grab a light pink pen for the face…


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And a dark pink pen for the bottom of the face.


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Use a gray pen for a line below the brim of the hat.


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Grab the pink pen for the bottom of each loop, and the “C” beside the shorts…


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And then shade the remaining space with the pink pen, leaving the rim of the watermelon.


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Add color to the edge of the watermelon with the green pen.


And just like that, you have brought your own adorable axolotl to life; all he needs now is a name!

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