How to Draw a Realistic Crocodile

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Crocodile in 8 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.

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How to Draw a Realistic Crocodile - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw a small oval to the left of where you want the body to be positioned, followed by a somewhat larger oval slightly intersecting it and an even larger oval intersecting that one about ¾ of the way through.

Step 2: Next you'll need to smooth out the lines to form the snout and draw in the eyes and mouth of the face, and afterward erase the intersecting or unnecessary lines,making sure to leave a curve for the jawline.

Step 3: Then draw the sharp, jagged teeth and the short left front leg and the foot from the right front leg barely sticking out from behind the body, also adding in the nostrils and a few lines in between the eyes and erasing the top part of the largest oval.

Step 4: Next draw in the body up to where the tail will begin as well as the back legs and the foot you can see with the other leg being only barely visible above the wavy line of the back.

Step 5: Then you'll draw the tail, making it curve almost around to the head and adding in a jagged line on the top of the tail for the spiky growths.

Step 6: Next you'll draw in the cross-hatch patterns on the legs, the side of the neck and the area just behind the head.

Step 7: Then you draw the cross-hatch pattern along the sides and belly and on the bottom of the tail and the side of the tail you can see all the way up to the spiky part.

Step 8: Finally, you'll add the wavy lines and scales down the length of the top of the back.

Step 9: You finished your Crocodile! Congratulations!

How to Draw a Realistic Crocodile - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Crocodile – Step-by-Step Tutorial