In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko.
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How to Draw a Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start by drawing the outline of the head
Step 2: Next draw two dots on each sided to make the eyes
Step 3: Draw the body of the gecko with two lines coming from the head
Step 4: Now, draw a leaf shaped tail at the end of the body
Step 5: Draw the left hind leg and foot. It is bent with circular toe pads
Step 6: Draw the right hind leg and foot in the same way. This foot has five toes
Step 7: Draw the left front leg and foot making it smaller than the back legs and feet
Step 8: Draw the right front leg similar to the left front leg
Step 9: To finish, draw the patterns on the body by making a straight line from the neck to the tail and then drawing lines across it down the body. Draw some more jagged lines on the head and legs for detail
Interesting Facts about the SATANIC LEAF-TAILED GECKO
The Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko is a member of the reptile family and the scientific term for them is Uroplatus phantasticus. Other common names for this species are the Eyelash Leaf-Tailed Gecko and the Fantastic Leaf-Tailed Gecko. As its technical name suggests, it is the smallest relative of Geckos with a “tail” (Uro) that is “flat” (platus). The name phantasticus means “imaginary” in Latin. The nocturnal species is native to the eastern portion of Madagascar where it thrives in tropical forests on trees with adhesive toes and eats insects.
Did you know?
- The animal was first documented in 1888.
- They can grow up to almost .5 feet long.
- The creature lays 2 eggs.
- They can lay eggs every 30 days.
- The eggs can take up to 120 days to hatch.
They have clear eyelids and they have markings which look like eyelashes. These have tongues that can clean their large eyes. The skin can be colored orange, purple, yellow, dark brown, light brown, and black dots on its belly. This species can avoid predators by lying low enough to hide their shadow, opening their mouth to reveal the bright red interior, and separating from their tail before they grow another one. There are not many of these creatures, but they are the least concern for a possibility of extinction.