How to Draw an Albino Alligator

When it comes to beasts of the deep, the alligator has the most fearsome reputation – but are they all bark and no bite? Follow the steps to create your very own albino alligator, and enjoy the quirks of these curious creatures!


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Begin with a black liner, and draw a short line roughly in the center.


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Head the left hand side of the line, and draw a “stretched Z” shape, which is slightly off center. At the bottom of the “Z”, add a small triangle and fill this in.


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Just to the right of the shape, add a small “backwards C”, which moves from the bottom of the “Z”, and joins the original line.


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Now, head to the right hand side of the original line. Here, draw a shape that looks almost like an angular “G”. Once again, add a triangle to the tip and fill this in.


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Next, extend the line from the bottom of the “G”, heading up and then curving out to the right. Then, extend the central line out to the right, and add another “backwards C” shape just beside the “G”.


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At the end of the new line you just created, flick the line down slightly, and continue it out to the edge of the page. At the end, add a small curve upwards.


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Follow this curve up and in, before repeating the shape just above – this is the mouth of your alligator. Then, add another, bumpy line, this time heading off to the left hand side of the page. Do you see the front of the alligator starting to emerge? Add a single short line, roughly level with the mouth, just above the beginning of the snout.


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Add another, larger bump moving up and out from the ones you have already drawn.


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At the bottom of this bump, draw another line to the left, making this curved up and back down.


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From the end of this line, draw another line, this time curving downwards to a point. At the end of the point, add another line to join up with the original one. This is the tail of your alligator.


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Add another line just above the bottom of the tail, from the tip of the point, to just behind the legs.


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Next, return to the curve of the front leg, and draw a short straight line. At the end of this draw a large semi-circle, and another straight line emerging from the bottom to the right.


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Just about the card draw small circle with an upside-down “tick shape” just above this – this will the eye of your alligator.


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Now, add a small black dot just inside the circle you just made.


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Time for some decoration. Carefully draw a series of small straight lines, evenly spaced, across the body and tail of your alligator. Follow the curves of his body, and keep your lines a similar size.


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Next, draw a small slightly curved triangle, like a shark fin, emerging from each of these lines. Fill these in with a black pen to create spines for your alligator.


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Connect the short line of the mouth with the semi-circle you drew earlier, to create the jaw of your alligator.


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Grab a red pen, and use this to fill in your alligator’s eye.


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Next, select a yellow pen, and add a row of razor-sharp teeth to the jaw – no alligator is complete without these!


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Finally, use a gray pencil to shade in the body of your alligator, leaving the belly white.


And voila! In just a few short steps, you have created your own albino alligator – complete with scary, sharp teeth.

The alligator is a beast with a fearsome reputation, but there is more to them than rows of scary-looking teeth. As the largest reptile in North America, they have an impressive survival story.

The humble alligator is a conservation success story, having moved from the endangered list, to a wild population which reaches over 1 million alligators. A combination of habitat preservation, conservation measures, and an increase in educational programs reducing the demand for alligator parts have helped to bring them back from the brink, and they are now found in freshwater wetlands across the southeastern states of the USA.

They also contribute to their ecosystem and environment, by creating small ponds which are known as “alligator holes”, and these retain water during the dry season, forming homes and habitats for other, smaller creatures.

These environments are also perfect for the nests of female alligators, who use the sticks, leaves, mud and vegetation close to the water. As the vegetation starts to decay, the temperature increases, and this keeps the eggs warm for the 65-day incubation period. During this time, the mother stays close by to protect her eggs, and waits until they make high-pitched noises. At this point, she digs them out of the nest, and carries them down to the water, where they will remain for around a year. Once they are grown, they head off on their own adventure, and the cycle begins anew.

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