How to Draw a Purple Frog

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Purple Frog in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Purple Frog.

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How to Draw a Purple Frog - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For the body, draw a very large semicircle. From one end, draw a curve that goes up and then down, then curves back up slightly, ending under the midpoint of the body. Draw a mirror image of this curve from the opposite end; the ends of these curves should meet together under the midpoint of the body.

Step 2: In the middle of the body, draw two small circles. Under and in between them, draw a small downward-pointing curve. Draw a curve over the two eyes for the snout, and another curve underneath each. Draw an upward-pointing curve underneath all of this.

Step 3: Under one side of the body, draw a line that curves downward and bends into four toes, then meets the underside of the body.

Step 4: Draw a similar shape under the other side of the body.

Step 5: Draw curving line patterns all over the body. Done! You can color it purplish-grey. This frog burrows and feeds underground, only coming up for about two weeks a year to mate, making them hard to observe. Females are roughly three times longer than the males.

Interesting Facts about Purple Frog’s

The Purple Frog is a sole survivor of a group of ancient amphibians dating back about 130 million years ago. The discovery of these has been considered a “once in a century find”.The frog has a comical looking body which is bloated and short with short limbs as well. They also have a small head and eyes with a narrow mouth that is flexible in the lower jaw that allows the round short tongue to protrude when eating.

Did you know?

  • The Purple frog spends most of its time underground and only comes out a few weeks a year to breed.
  • Termites are the Purple frog’s main course meal and use its touch sensitive snout to find and suck the termites up with their fluted tongue.
  • Purple Frogs live in deep burrows that can be up to 12 feet deep.
  • There are only 135 known purple frogs alive and only three are females.
  • The main threat to the Purple Frog is the loss of forest habitat.
  • Purple Frogs are only known to the Western Ghats of India near Cardamom Hills of Kerala State.

Due to its burrowing lifestyle, the Purple Frog has a shovel-shaped tubercle on each hand limb along with rounded toes and webbed feet to help them dig in moist ground. Their skin is faded grey on the bottom and a dark purple on top.