Today we learn how to draw a turtle. More precisely, it is a sea turtle that swims its laps in the ocean.
- Colored pencils (or color of your choice)
Learning how to draw a turtle: A step by step tutorial
If you want to draw a turtle, it is worth considering the shape of its shell. After all, the shell makes up a large part of the turtle’s body.
First, you draw the outer line of the shell. In our drawing, we look at the animal from above in a side view. Therefore you can see a noticeable recess in the neck area of the animal, where we draw the head later.
Now draw the central vertebral scutes on the shell. A pentagonal or hexagonal shape determines how many segments of the tank you will later draw to fill in the costal scutes.
In our case, the vertebral scute is represented by a pentagonal shape with rounded corners.
Now draw another line between the outer edge and the turtle’s vertebral scute.
Starting from the rounded corners of the inner line, you now draw the various costal scutes. One single line per segment is sufficient.
Now draw the fins of the turtle if you want it to swim in the water. Otherwise, you can also draw the legs of a tortoise.
Start with the front pair of fins before you draw the back fins.
Next, draw the head attached to the shell of the turtle.
Now all that’s missing is the face. An eye, a mouth, and a nose can be drawn with a few simple lines.
Erase redundant lines and trace the finished outline once again, so that your drawing is clearly visible. A black fine liner is perfect for this, but you can also use a soft pencil.
Step 7 in how to draw a turtle: Coloring
Last but not least, you may paint the turtle with the colors of your choice. Especially the green color family is prevalent. Of course, you may also draw a fantastic turtle, which you paint in a variety of colors.
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