How to Draw an Otocryptis

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Otocryptis in 6 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 Otocryptis.

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How to Draw an Otocryptis - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The Otocryptis is a small lizard that only lives in South India. It also goes by the name Indian Kangaroo Lizard. Let's start drawing one by making a square-like head. Notice the small line for the mouth.

Step 2: Add a small circle with another smaller circle inside for the eye.

Step 3: Now, draw a smooth line down the back.

Step 4: For the front leg, bring two lines down that angle at the elbow. Add several pointy toes at the end of the leg.

Step 5: To add the hind leg, think of it like a frog leg. These lizards are known to be able to run on their hind legs, so that means they are very strong. Also add a small curve for the belly.

Step 6: For the tail, draw two lines out that are parallel, than angle them upwards and have them meet up into a point. This lizard has a tail that is longer than his whole body!

Interesting Facts about the Otocryptis

The otocryptis is a type of agamid lizard that is only found in south India, and often also goes by the name Indian Kangaroo Lizard. These funny lizards get their common names because of the way that they tend to run on the hind legs with the rest of their bodies held upright.

Did you know?

  • This lizard’s scientific name, Otocryptis beddomii, was named after the botanist and British Army officer, Richard Henry Beddome
  • The Indian Kangaroo Lizard is around 4.4cm long with a tail that is 7.6cm by itself, over 11cm in length total. That means that its tail is longer alone than the whole length of the rest of its body!
  • The lizard has a unique look with its head being covered in scales that have a sharp upturn running in the center of its head with smaller scales between its eyes. It almost looks like this little lizard has a small mohawk on its head!
  • There can be two small pits that are found in front of each shoulder, right on the sides of the neck.
  • If the hind leg of this lizard was held out straight, instead of how it’s always bent, alongside the rest of its body it would reach all the way to its snout!

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