How to Draw a Saltwater Crocodile

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

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

Step 1: To begin the drawing of your Salt Water Crocodile, you will need to begin with the head. Use a curved line on the bottom and a more bumpy curved line at the top and join them together with a rounded line for the nose.

Step 2: The next step is to add the facial details. Use a small oval shape for the crocodile's eyes. Create the pattern on the face using curved and straight lines as shown above. Add the teeth by adding small triangles to the top and bottom of the mouth lines.

Step 3: Next you will need to draw the body. The draw the body, draw a long curved line coming out of the top of the head for the back. Then add a small curved line coming out from the bottom of the head.

Step 4: The next step is to draw the front leg. Draw the leg using angled lines that come together in three thin points at the end of the foot for claws.

Step 5: Now draw the other front leg, by drawing the same foot as the other leg, coming out from the other side of the head.

Step 6: The next step is to draw the abdomen as well as the hind leg. For the abdomen draw a straight line coming out from the front leg to where the hind leg will be. The hind leg can be created using a rounded line on the top and bottom that come together to form the foot. Add three points for the claws.

Step 7: Next you will need to add the tail. To draw the tail, draw one curved line coming form the bottom of the body and one from the top that meet at a sharp point.

Step 8: The final step is to add the pattern on the back. To start draw a curved line coming from the point at the tail to just past the hind leg. Create the scales on the back using many small curved lines to form the pattern above. You have now successfully drawn your Salt Water Crocodile.

Interesting Facts about the SALTWATER CROCODILE

The Saltwater Crocodile is a member of the reptile family and the scientific term for them is Crocodylus porosus. Other common names for this species of animal are Saltie, Estuarine, or Indo-Pacific Crocodile. This animal is the largest reptile, land predator, and shore dweller, in the world.

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1801.
  • This species has existed for about 12 million years.
  • They can grow to be over 4,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this animal is up to 18 miles per hour.
  • They can swim 15 miles in a single day.
  • This reptile can bite with a pressure of almost 8,000 pounds of force.
  • They can grow up to over 33 feet long.
  • They can live to be more than 70 years old.

Although the creature lives up to its name as a saltwater animal, it spends most of its time in swamps, deltas, lagoons, and rivers. This species kills over two dozen humans every year. Their main source of food is fish, crustaceans, birds, mammals, other predators, and even other reptiles. There are not many of these creatures, but they are the least concern for a possibility of extinction.

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