How to Draw a Will’s Chameleon

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Wills Chameleon in 7 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 Wills Chameleon.

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How to Draw a Wills Chameleon - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head of your Will's chameleon. It looks like a lumpy triangle because of the horn in front of its head!

Step 2: Add lines to the face to add detail. Draw a circle for the eye.

Step 3: Next, draw a round hump for the back.

Step 4: Now add the tail. It is thick and curled at the end.

Step 5: Give your chameleon back legs. They bend a lot like ours do.

Step 6: Add the front legs next. They look like the back legs but skinnier and smaller.

Step 7: Then draw the body lining by adding some lines. Your Will's chameleon is now done! These chameleons are green and white in color.

Interesting Facts about the Will’s Chameleon

Will’s chameleon (Furcifer willsii) can be found in Madagascar. They are often found in the tops of tall trees in humid forests, where it is easy to catch lots of bugs and get plenty of sun to keep them warm. They are green and white colored, often with hints of brown.

Did you know?

  • It is believed that the population of Will’s chameleon is decreasing, but there is not enough information available about the species to put it on any threatened or endangered animal lists.
  • Will’s chameleon is also commonly referred to as the Canopy chameleon.
  • The species was originally discovered in 1890.
  • While it was legal to bring Will’s chameleon out of Madagascar for almost 100 years, it became illegal in 1993.
  • Chameleons have a special, long tongue that helps them grab a variety of insects out of the air and off of leaves to eat them.

Lesson plan note: There are a lot of reasons that chameleons may not make good pets, especially for people who do not know a lot about reptiles. Discuss what about their natural living environment makes them difficult to care for, and how that may have played a part in making it illegal to take them out of Madagascar.