How to Draw An Alligator

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This drawing lesson will help you learn how to draw an alligator using a basic step-by-step technique. Featuring a fun character, this lesson can be done is just six steps. Made from shapes like circles and rectangles, this character should be quite easy to complete even for kids and beginners.

As you can see below, most parts of this alligator are lacking complex details. No outlines are visible in the final illustration although I am using some to help you figure out how to draw the character in all six steps below.

How to draw an alligator

Step 1

Great! Let's draw this cute alligator now! Start with the creation of the head using a long oval shape. On top of the head, draw two small curved lines to illustrate the eyes. The body is made from a long rectangle. The bottom of the rectangle should be narrower.

How to draw an alligator

Step 2

Next, you can draw all four legs/feet using oval shapes. Only the top part of the shape is used. Front legs can be smaller while back legs are larger. It's not accurate if you think about perspective, but since back legs are larger, it's still relevant.

How to draw an alligator

Step 3

Nice! Let's draw the eyes using two large circular shape. The tail can be made from a long triangle. Make sure this one is pointed and larger on the bottom. You can also add a larger shape on the stomach.

How to draw an alligator

Step 4

It's now time to work on the head of the cartoon alligator. Draw two large pupils using circles. The nose can also be illustrated using two dots. Finally, the mouth can be made from a long curved line.

How to draw an alligator

Step 5

Finally, you can complete this lesson by adding two small oval shapes on the pupils. The teeth are made from small triangles. Nice work! 

How to draw an alligator

Step 6

Below is a sample of the final version without colors. The head is the most difficult shape to draw. The rest of the body should be quite easy to achieve. 

How to draw an alligator

I hope you had fun learning how to draw an alligator made from simple elements. You can also try another version made entirely from squares and rectangles. Have fun! :)

How to draw an alligator


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