Leap into Tutorial: How to Draw a Frog Step-By-Step

I. Introduction

Anyone can draw a frog with the right instruction with this tutorial. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you can learn how to draw a frog that looks stunning. Not only does this tutorial provide step-by-step guidance, but it also offers historical significance, inspiration, and more.

II. Step-by-step tutorial

In order to draw a frog, you need to start out with basic shapes. Remember to have patience and take the time to complete each step! The basic shapes needed to draw a frog are the circle, oval, and triangle.

1. Begin by drawing a large oval for the body of the frog.

2. Sketch a smaller circle on the top of the oval for the frog’s head.

3. Below the oval, draw a larger triangle, leaving room for the frog’s legs to stick out on either side.

4. Add small circles at the base of the triangle for the feet.

5. Sketch the frog’s limbs by drawing a long oval extending out of the frog’s triangle, followed by a shorter oval for the foot. Repeat on the other side.

6. Sketch the frog’s large eyes, located on top of the head. Include the iris and pupil.

7. Draw a line from the base of the eye down the side of the head to create the mouth.

8. Sketch the fingers, located on the palms of the frog’s hands.

Shading and coloring your drawing

After you’ve drawn the frog, it’s time to add detail through shading and coloring. Use lighter shading on the frog’s belly and darker shading on the back. Keep the limbs light, with slightly darker shading on the feet. Next, use light green for the body and limbs. Use darker greens to create shading and define areas. Add a touch of white or yellow around the eyes to make them pop.

III. Video tutorial

Some people learn better through visual means, so a video tutorial is ideal for this. While this tutorial provides a step-by-step guide in writing and pictures, you can also find a video tutorial by following this link:


Throughout the video, the instructor takes the audience through each stage of drawing a frog, providing extra tips, and amazing results. The video should provide much-needed guidance with everything we have already discussed in this tutorial.

IV. Beginner’s guide

As a beginner in the art of drawing, it is easy to get carried away with unnecessary details. According to experienced artists, the most common beginner errors with drawing frogs are:

– Making the frog’s limbs too long or too short.

– Forgetting to make the frog’s fingers.

– Shading and coloring too lightly or too hard.

– Drawing the eyes too large (or too small).

To avoid these mistakes, you should:

– Reference photographs to get a realistic look.

– Sketch lightly and erase lightly.

– Use light shading, working up to darker shading.

– Practice makes perfect. Don’t be discouraged if your first few frogs don’t turn out quite right — keep practicing!

V. Historical significance

Did you know that frogs have been depicted in art for thousands of years? Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all included frogs in their art. Even during the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, frogs were widely represented, usually as symbols of rebirth and renewal.

A prime example is Albrecht Dürer’s 1505 painting, The Little Owls. The painting features two owls and a frog. At the time, frogs were often associated with ambiguous feelings of luck and fortune.

Examples of famous artwork featuring frogs

Francesco Guardi, Venice, The Piazza San Marco, 18th century

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Oarsmen, 1879

Albrecht Dürer, The Little Owls, 1505

VI. Comparisons

There are two main methods of drawing a frog, cartoons, or realistic art. Cartoon-style frog drawings are often used for children’s storybooks and other child-friendly illustrations. On the opposite end of the scale are realistic-style drawings, used for academics and scientific representations, and more serious art.

Examples of different styles

Cartoon-style frog:

cartoon style frog

Realistic-style frog:

realistic style frog

VII. Inspirations

Artists around the world draw fantastic frogs, and here are some of the best we highly recommend admiring.

Stacey’s Frog Art:

Stacey's Frog Art

Michelle’s Frog Art:

Michelle's Frog Art

VIII. Conclusion

Like any skill, drawing a frog takes practice, but with the help of this tutorial, you could become a pro in no time. Remember to take your time, sketch lightly, and use shading and coloring to bring your frog to life. Drawing frogs has played a significant role in human art throughout history, and why not take inspiration from other artists to try new techniques and styles.

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