How to Draw a Green Lizard

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

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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 Green Lizard.

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How to Draw a Green Lizard - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head. Leave a slight bump at the top.

Step 2: Add detail to the head to make the face. Add lines to add depth, and a filled-in circle for the eye.

Step 3: To draw the body, make a long. Uninterrupted line for the top. For the bottom, make a short line in the middle. The rest is space for the legs.

Step 4: From the bottom of the head, make a thin arm with fingers. Also add a curved line from the back of the frog for the other arm.

Step 5: Now add the back legs. Pay attention to the wide toes of the lizard

Step 6: Draw a long curved tail that starts wide and then thins to a point.

Interesting Facts about the Green Lizard

Green lizards are commonly found in South-Eastern Europe. The color of a male green lizard is emerald green with several black and yellow dots on their back. This diurnal lizard is 15cm long and their tail can be twice as long as their body. They prefer living on the surface near thick forests or vegetation and in temperatures between 32 to 33 °C. Its diet includes fruits, bird eggs, lizards, spider, worms, snails and mice.

Did you know?

  • During breeding period, it is seen that male green lizard start to develop a distinct blue patch in their throat area.
  • To flee away from predator, green lizards quickly lose their tail, which grows back again after sometime. The tail moves robustly for 20 min after the detachment takes place!
  • Green lizards like to bathe under the sun!
  • Female green lizard lays 6-20 eggs during spring season that hatch in 2-4 months.
  • The length of newly hatched lizards is normally between 3-4cm. Within, a year they mature into adults and grown double their initial size.

Lesson plan note: Let children bathe under the sun during summers one day just like green lizards while you share with them the features and facts about green lizards.