How to draw a frog easy starting with the face. 

Today we are drawing a Frog. I grew up catching frogs, but they were never as cute in person as I thought they were.

Frog have big eyes, and wide mouths, which means cute, right?!

OK, ok. It does NOT mean cute, but we can draw them that way. 

In real life, frogs can have many patterns on their skin and be many different colors.

Most commonly, greens and brown and grays. Poisonous frogs have flashy colors and patterns, bright blue, yellow, red and even black.

How to draw a frog

Supplies to draw a frog

Supplies needed to draw this animal:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils or crayons, markers

Artist tip: As with any drawing it’s important to recognize how much space you are working with.

To do this, point to the middle of your paper with your finger or pencil.

This will tell your eyes how much space you have to draw in. It does not have to be exact! 

Supplies to draw a frog with

How to draw a frog

Let’s get started drawing our favorite pond friend… the frog

Start by learning how to draw frog eyes.

1. First draw 2 ovals, the same size about 3 finger widths apart from each other. These will be the eyes.

How to draw frog eyes

2. Over these eyes, draw a curved line.

The line should touch the outside of the oval, go up over the oval and end a little bit away from the oval.

Frog eye detail drawing

3. Now, draw a line connecting the top of the two eyes, have the line dip down slightly in the middle.

How to start a frog face drawing

4. Off of the outside of each eye, draw a short diagonal line outwards.

How to draw the top of a frog head

How to draw a frog face

1. Draw a long curved line “smile line” connecting the short diagonal lines.

This will be the frog’s mouth.

Drawing a frog mouth

2. Draw a chin line, a bit under the mouth.

This should be a stretched out V shape.

How to draw a frog chin

3. Add 2 nostrils, small ovals towards the center of the mouth line.

How to sketch a frog nose

4. Two finger widths below the chin draw a short curved line, this will be the belly line.

How to draw a frog belly

How to draw frog legs

1. Now add the front legs, these are usually bent unless the frog is jumping.

One side at a time, draw 2 lines coming from the chin with a bend in the middle, down to the belly line.

How to draw frog legs

2. Add 3 long toes, some frogs have more pointy toes like triangles and some have more bulb shaped toes.

How to draw toad frog webbed toes

3. Repeat on the other side.

Simple frog sketch

4. Next, the legs!

Draw a long curved line coming from the chin area up, out and ending in line with the belly line.

Drawing frog back legs

5. Add 3 long pointy toes, like triangles. 

How to draw pointy frog legs

6. Repeat on the other side!

How to draw a frog easy step by step directions

How to color a frog

The BEST part: COLOR! 

Artist tip: Using different shades and hues of the same color will help to make it look more realistic.

Take your time coloring.

How to color a frog

There you go… You’ve done it! A Frog (a cute frog at that!).

Let’s see what else we can draw together… next time. Maybe we could draw a fish to live in the frog pond? 

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