In many cases, alligators can get a bad reputation, and too many people choose to focus on the negative news stories. In truth, alligators are smart, adorable creatures with plenty to offer the world, and a lot of interesting facts to learn. In just a few steps, we will celebrate the good side of alligators, and learn how to draw our very own super cute creature.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black pen, and drawing a small ring just to the right of the center of your page.
Add another shape to the left of the first, but this time make the bottom flat rather than rounded. These will be the eyes of your alligator.
Add a curved line over the right eye, and then extend this out to the right, level with the bottom of the left eye, and then back out and up in a “hook”.
Add another semicircle shape over the left eye…
And then return to the line, adding a bump to the end, before bringing the line back across to the right.
Add another curved line underneath this first one, just inside the bump of the nose.
Add two small dots inside the bump to create the distinctive alligator nose…
And then add two sets of bumps to the bottom of the top jaw. Add a small horseshoe shape to the left of the second set, this time pointing up.
Bring a curved line down from the bottom of the jaw, and curve this across to the right, and then back up.
Loop this line around and back in to the left, and then back up to meet the right line of the eye.
Add a large “U” shape underneath the jaw to create a belly for your crocodile…
And then bring out two sets of parallel lines, one on each side of the body.
At the end of each of these sets of lines, add a series of “bumps” to create fingers.
Next, add a series of bumps all down the back and along the tail…
And then add two more sets of parallel lines emerging from the bottom of the body.
Add three bumps to each of these to form feet…
And then draw a series of straight lines all across the belly.
Grab a black pen, and use this to fill in the center of the eyes.
Take a light green pencil for the rest of the body…
And fill in the bumps on the back with a dark green pencil.
Use a red pencil for the tongue…
And on alternate stripes down the length of the belly.
Finally, use a dark green pencil for the rest of the stripes to complete the look.
Why not take some time to carry out a little research to learn more about these fascinating creatures – there is plenty to learn and appreciate!