In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Day Gecko in 4 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 Day Gecko.
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How to Draw a Day Gecko - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start by drawing the wide bottle-shaped head of the gecko. Draw three filled in circles for the ear, eye, and nose. Be sure to make the circle for the eye larger than the ones you make for the ear and nose.
Step 2: Next, draw two lines for the back and belly of your Day gecko.
Step 3: Then, draw the three legs as you see them here. Be sure to make the four toes long and round.
Step 4: The last step in completing your gecko is to draw its long fat tail. The tail should be wide at the top and get thinnest at the rounded end of the tail.
Interesting Facts about the Day Gecko
Day geckos are diurnal animals belongs to the family of lizards. They are bright colored with blue tails and primarily found in Madagascar. They have three distinctive red lines on their back and have two red bars that run along the sides of their body with blue spots all over. Their eyes are brown in color and have a yellow outline around their eyes. Their length falls between 6.5-30cm. They feed on wild insects, invertebrates, pollens, nectar and sometimes soft and sweet fruits. Day Geckos live in areas where there is dense foliage above. They have specific needs for laying their eggs, for which they use Pandanus trees.
Did you know?
- They are on a verge of extinction due to loss of its habitat and cutting down of Pandanus trees.
- They take up an area of about 9km 2 only!
- Ambatotsirongorongo is the name of the forest that holds the major population of day geckos!
- Captive breeding is used to protect day geckos from going extinct.
- They do not have eyelids. Therefore, to clean their eyes they use their tongue.
Lesson plan note: Let children copy a drawing of day geckos. They can carefully color its body, make its eyes and the distinct red bars on its rear side.