How to Draw a Frog: Step-By-Step Instructions
Frogs are a favourite subject of children. They're small, they can hop around the pond, and frog-shaped cookies are always popular at parties. But have you ever tried to draw one? Have no fear!
In this blog post, we will walk through step-by-step instructions for drawing your frog. We'll be using simple shapes and line drawings that are easy to follow, so even young artists should be able to complete this project on their own with little assistance from an adult (or frog).
SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT FROGS YOUR KIDS WOULD LOVE TO HEAR
- Frogs live on every continent except for Antarctica.
- The frog's closest relative is the toad, and together they make up the order Anura.
- A frog has no eyelids or earlobes
- If a frog loses its legs, it can grow new ones!
- A frog does not have any vertebrae in its spine but instead uses cartilage as a fish or snake would.
- When threatened, frogs release a special type of poison called an erythrocyte toxin (ET) that will paralyze their predator if ingested.
This occurs when blood vessels in the tongue burst open and squirt out this poisonous fluid into their attacker's mouth—not so tasty now, huh!?
- Frogs have no teeth, so how do they eat? Frogs use their sticky frog tongues to catch prey like flies or small insects.
- A frog's skin is usually dry and bumpy because of a layer called the cuticle, which protects them from drying out in wet environments.
- Frogs are greenish-brown with black spots on top of their bodies that help camouflage them against predators when it's time for dinner! The colours change depending on where they live; some frog species might be blue or grey instead.
To learn some more fascinating facts about frogs, click here!
HOW TO DRAW A CUTE FROG ON PAPER?
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
You will need the following materials for this project:
- Two grey colour ink liners. 0.5 and 0.3 number
- A black colour ink liner. 0.2 number.
- A white colour gel pen
- A graphite pencil. HB type is recommended.
- Two sheets of drawing paper. White and grey colour. The grey one should have a subtle texture.
- An eraser
Let’s start drawing;
First, draw the frog's head. The frog's head should be near the top of your paper. The frog's eyes and mouth should also go at the top, close to its head.
The amphibian can be drawn as an oval shape with two circles overlapping the circular space. The eyes are inlaid on top of one another and should leave an opening at the bottom for it to see out from, just like any other animal would need!
A frog is illustrated by drawing a sideways oval shape with two circles overlapping each other near its centre point. As shown in this illustration, both ovals must have their eye openings slightly offset so they may look forward without obstruction while sitting upright on land or water surfaces.
Outline the body. Draw a circular shape around the frog's face, with an opening for its mouth. Draw another circle below it to represent the frog's body and ensure that this portion is not visible because part of his head covers up what would be seen in our view!
For an extra touch of creativity, try drawing patterns all over the frog's body! You can't go wrong with a polka-dot pattern or any creative design you want to give your new friend.
Draw the frog's arms. Take your time to draw the detailed markings of a frog. First, trace two curved lines on either side to represent its arms. Next, make three fingers at the base and long circular tips for each finger!
Draw the frog's leg. In this step, you will need to draw the hind legs of your frog. Draw an inverted letter "U" shape on the left side of its body for a frog's leg and repeat it on the opposite side as well.
Try keeping proportions in mind so that the frogs' back is proportional with its front to make the drawing more realistic looking!
Outline the Eyes. Use a #2 pencil for the initial drawing. Trace around your eye shape with an even amount of pressure so that you have both light and dark lines to work off of later on in this frog drawing tutorial.
Think about what colour eyes are most common in frogs - they're usually either brown or black, but occasionally green is spotted as well! This outlines your frog's eyeball and will make it easier to determine where you want to place their pupils later!
Put a big smile on your frog's face. Now, it's time to smile at your frog. Draw a long upward curved line that will equate to the frog's smile.
Then, draw in two sloped lines on both ends where they meet with horizontal lines across them, and voila! A smile has now been added to this happy little guy's mouth.
Complete the eyes. The eyes of the frog are completed now, but it's not finished yet! Next, you'll need to draw a tiny dot where the iris meets with no pigment. This will create your final touch: "gleaming eyes." It is said that frogs have 'eyes like jewels.'
The finishing touches on our little amphibian friend's face are complete. This one looks especially adorable because they look so realistic- almost as if he has beautiful gleaming jewelled gemstones for pupils.
Give our little friend a final touch. Finally, it's time for the most exciting part! Mixing and matching colours to fill in your awesome drawing. Show off all of your artistic skills with this fun two-steps guide that will take you from a blank canvas to an amazing work of art.
Here is how easy it is:
First, choose four different colour crayons or markers—one bright hue, one dark hue, one light shade (or pastel), and another medium tone between the two extremes;
Second, use each colour on its row at first; then mix them by adding lighter shades into darker ones until they are more blended like our frog example below—-you can also make patterns such as stripes if desired!
Some frogs even have distinctive patterns imprinted on their skin. Thus they may have more than one colour. This gives you a lot of options when it comes to the colours in your frog drawing!
Frogs can be found alive and colourful worldwide - from vibrantly coloured blue ones hiding under logs in South America to subtly-shaded brown ones hopping around backyards right here at home. Think about how many colours exist out there, just waiting for someone like you or me to find them!
So go ahead and get creative with that crayon box because who knows what kind of adventures might lie within?
With so many different colouring materials on the market, it can be challenging to choose just one. If you're interested in trying something new and want a challenge, why not try experimenting with watercolour or brush pens?
TIPS FOR DRAWING ANIMALS.
Below are some tips for drawing animals.
- Color: If you are new to colour, it is best to start with a simple palette of three colours in the same family - for example, black and two blues or browns. Gradually add more colours as you become familiar with colour mixing.
More experienced artists may use almost any colour they want at first but will choose from five basic colour families after gaining experience in colour theory
- Art: Drawing requires so much patience! It's not uncommon for an artist who has been working on a piece for days (or even weeks!) to suddenly realize that something was off all along and then go back through their work correcting mistakes until everything looks just right again.
Sometimes this process can take hours or even days. And this is normal!
- Tools: The most important part of drawing tools are the pencils themselves - colour, thickness, and texture can impact how your art looks in many ways. Apart from pencils, you'll need a good eraser - and an art brush for colour.
- Drawing: The first step in the drawing is to sketch out what you want to draw, using very light lines on the paper with your pencil. Once this stage is complete, you can colour it in as desired with either more sketches or colour directly onto the page.
- Perspective: Sketching from different perspectives (like above or below) can create unique drawings each time!
- Shadows: Another great thing about looking at things from various angles is that they also have shadows. So be sure to include these when doing shading and outlining because otherwise, some parts of your subject may not show up at all.
This works well if there's something like grass under it.
- Composition: When composing a drawing or painting, artists may use any number of "tools" at their disposal to help create balance and rhythm within an artwork.
These elements include colour (for example, complementary colours that contrast with one another), size (small objects placed close together versus large ones spread across a canvas), and shapes such as circles and triangles, which often form symmetrical patterns when overlapped.
COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHILE DRAWING ANIMALS
- Color: The first color you need to know is green. Frogs come in many shades, but the most common color I hear frog enthusiasts say they're looking for is that of a "frog-y" shade of green.
That doesn't mean it's always necessary to use this color palette every time, however! Remember frogs exist in other colors as well: brown and blue.
- Frogs don't always have webbed feet so if they do then it should be easy to identify them from other animals with similar features like lizards or newts because their toes will also look different and longer than others
- Art: Drawing can teach valuable life lessons too, such as patience, creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills. It isn't just about learning how to draw - but what goes into creating art itself which is important too!
- Make sure that you are holding your pencil correctly before starting to draw anything else (holding it like a dagger).
HOW ABOUT HAVING A FROG FRIEND FOR YOUR KID ALL THE TIME?
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Everyone knows that frog plushes can also be used as decoration in any child's room; their gentle eyes will add originality to the décor. While stimulating through intellectual playtime and reassuring during nap time with their big hugs, these plush toys are very soothing and comforting when it comes to bedtime.
Day and night would never be the same with these cute little plush frogs that you can find in our store. Make your child's room all it needs!
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