How to Draw A Turtle

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No need to take your time to learn how to draw a turtle made from basic shapes! You can learn quickly using an easy step-by-step drawing tutorial! Simply sketch a couple of simple shapes, put them together and you are done. Well, it's not that simple, but it's not too difficult either! Let's see how it goes ...

The final illustration is displayed below. This turtle is mostly made from circles and oval shapes. Front views are always easier to draw and this posture should definitely be easier to duplicate. For a better readability, you can draw a dark shell.

How to draw a turtle

Step 1

Great! Let's start this lesson. The head is made from a large oval shape. You can use a similar shape for the shell, only this one must be larger. Make sure the head is slightly lower, just like depicted on the illustration below. 

How to draw a turtle

Step 2

Next, you can draw the eyes using large circular shapes. The goal is to create a fun cartoon illustration, so don't hesitate to draw large eyes. For the legs, you can draw four little circles. 

How to draw a turtle

Step 3

Draw some circles on the shell using a mix of small and large shapes. It's time to unleash your creativity and create patterns that are original and believable. 

How to draw a turtle

Step 4

For this step, simple draw two circles inside the eyes to illustrate the pupils. Both shape can be located towards the middle of the illustration instead of directly in the middle of the eyes.

How to draw a turtle

Step 5

The mouth is created using a line (with pointed ends) and small oval shapes are added inside the pupils. It's a simple technique to add more realism to the cartoon animal.

How to draw a turtle

Step 6

Nice work. This is the final version of your cartoon turtle (in black and white). Feel free to add colors and make some modifications if needed. It's not about copying the design as it is, but rather adding your own personality to the character.

How to draw a turtle

This is the final illustration. All steps are visible in this picture. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a turtle and have fun with all characters from this series. 

How to draw a turtle


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