How to Draw an Agama

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Agama in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Agama.

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How to Draw an Agama - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's begin with the head. Draw an oval, add a mouth, and eye

Step 2: Draw the Agama's front leg. Make sure it's got five toes!

Step 3: Add lines to make the Agama's back, stomach, and other leg

Step 4: Draw its right hind leg, make sure its bigger than the front legs

Step 5: Draw the other hind leg - he can't walk without it!

Step 6: Don't forget the Agama's tail!

Interesting Facts about the Agama

The Agama is a small, insect-eating lizard that lives in Africa, with a population that consists of thirty-seven species. They grow from five inches to one foot in length, and emerge in many different colors. Originally this animal lived in forests, but they have since learned to adapt to live in places where their habitat has been cleared away, such as more arid and desolate areas. It is not common to see these lizards out and about unless they are in search of food, as they tend to reside in small spaces the rest of the time. They are active during the day and sleep at night, avoiding bare sand that can scorch the soles of their feet. Though they can tolerate temperatures up to one hundred degrees farenheight, they don’t really care for such high temperatures and will often hide in the shadows to cool off until the hottest part of the day has passed.

Did you know?

  • Male agama will often fight one another, bobbing and weaving to instigate each other before striking with their tails or threatening them with a wide open mouth that shows off their sharp, incisor-like teeth. Many males have broken their tails this way.
  • Females will also fight from time to time, chasing each other. The young of this species will observe them and take lessons from watching the females engage in fighting play.
  • Agama will eat the eggs of other lizards, but usually prefer to eat insects, grass, berries and seeds.
  • They are a polygamous species, as males can have up to six mates at a single time.
  • Breeding season occurs from March through May, with clutches of up to twelve eggs laid between June and September.

Arts and Crafts Activity Notes: Draw the agama and then create and distribute copies for each participant in this activity. Have them color in their lizards with crayons, colored pencils or markers, and then carefully cut them out with safety scissors. Using glue or tape, fix the agama to an arid landscape backdrop that has been displayed on a wall or board. Before adding the agama to the backdrop, have each participant write their favorite fact about this lizard on their tail. Now you will have a colorful and informative display of agama in your classroom or play area!

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