How to Draw a Bedriaga’s Rock Lizard

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Bedriagas Rock Lizard in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Bedriagas Rock Lizard.

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How to Draw a Bedriagas Rock Lizard - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start drawing the Bedriaga's Rock Lizard with a long, curvy line that loops back up for the tail. At the top, draw a closed off loop for the head and a small oval for the eye. This lizard can grow up to be 30cm long.

Step 2: Then, add an elbow macaroni shape for the front leg. Draw small pointy lines to make the front foot.

Step 3: Add the next front leg by drawing a 'v' shape for the elbow and another few pointy toes shaped like a fan.

Step 4: Draw a small curve for the belly, and add the first hind leg. Make another tube for the leg and add long curvy points for the feet.

Step 5: For the last hind leg of the lizard, bring two lines straight out and then curved down. Finish by adding more long curved points for the toes.

Step 6: Finally, draw the tail by connecting the bottom of the left leg underneath, and around the tail line. This lizard is easy to spot because of a very light blue tail! Color by using brown for the body with a blue belly.

Interesting Facts about the Bedriaga’s Rock Lizard

The Bedriaga’s rock lizard is a type of lizard from the Lacertidae family. This lizard can only be found on two islands: Corsica and Sardinia. If you ever visit these two islands where the lizard can be found, you should look for it in forests, shrubland, rivers, and rocky areas. This little guy is named after the Russian herpetologist Jacques von Bedriaga.

Did you know?

  • The adult male can grow up to 30cm in length including its tail, though most of them don’t get larger than 25cm total
  • The adults are a brownish gray color with dark net patterns on their back when it isn’t mating season
  • When it is mating season, the male lizards get a blue belly with blue dots on the sides of their torso between the legs and the netlike pattern on the rest of their body seems to change to resemble random white dots
  • Female Bedriaga’s rock lizards generally are more brown than the males
  • The juvenile Bedriaga’s rock lizard has a bright azure blue tail, so they are easy to spot!

The Bedriaga’s rock lizard is able to climb up vertical rocks, walls, and cliffs with ease which is why you often find them in mountainous regions.