You can easily draw a cartoon crocodile from basic squares and rectangles using this step-by-step drawing lesson. I will show you how to create this amazing animal from scratch in just minutes. Of course, drawing crocodiles usually involve playing with circles, oval shapes and curved lines. However, sketching this unusual version can be much easier.
To create a recognizable crocodile, you need to make sure that the following body parts are drawn properly. First, you need to draw a long tail. A patch must also be drawn on the chest. Don't forget to add sharp teeth, pointed claws and a large snout. Ready? Let's proceed with this step now. :)
First, you can sketch a large rectangle to form the body of the subject. This shape must be placed vertically. It's important to leave some space around the shape so that we can add more body parts later in this tutorial.
Near the top of the main shape, you can add a small rectangle to illustrate the snout. Once again, make sure this one is high enough so that we can add nostrils later. On the bottom of the character, sketch two large rectangles on both sides. These new elements are representing the back legs.
On the right side of the illustration, you can add a long rectangular shape to form the tail. This shape can be thin since the body is adding a good portion of the tail. Finally, complete this step by drawing a solid patch on the chest as shown in the image below.
It's time to bring this fun character to life. Under the snout, you can sketch small triangular shapes to form the teeth. Above the snout, draw perfect dots to represent the pupils. Nice work! This animal already looks more lovable. :)
On the patch located on the chest, you can draw a simple pattern made from several horizontal lines. Finally, you can draw simple arms on both sides of the body using broken lines.
Hair can be added on top of the head of the cartoon crocodile. Inside the snout, you can sketch tiny dots to form the nostrils. Small triangles are added under the arms. For the back legs, simple pointed lines are added as shown in the illustration below.
You can complete this lesson by adding colors to the animal. Using gradients is a good idea if you wish to create more depth and volume inside the illustration. Green colors are used all over the subject. Only the patch, the teeth and the claws are brighter.
I hope you had fun learning to illustrate this adorable crocodile. If you need more assistance, then you can take a look at all steps from this lesson below.
Now that we are done with this character, feel free to try more adorable crocodiles below. Most of these new lessons are offering various challenges that are fun to experiment. Enjoy and don't forget to practice as often as possible. :)
External resources: How to draw a crocodile