In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a cute turtle clip art in just six easy steps. You will learn how to create the character located below using a few basic shapes and several curved lines. This turtle represents a cool challenge since the shell is placed in an unusual place for this particular animal. Let's see how we can draw this original version of a turtle quickly and easily.
First, we need to sketch four long lines to illustrate the body and the head. Indeed, this character is made from one solid shape that contains both parts of the body. Notice how all four lines are slightly curved.
On the lower part of the shape, add four small rectangles using more short lines. The legs are slightly shorter, but also a little bit larger than the arms. Just like all lines added in this tutorials, you can also make sure that both ends of these lines are sharp and pointed.
The face is usually the first place we look when observing characters or animals. That's why it's important to make sure that this one is cute, easy to read and adorable. For this version of the animal, let's sketch a nice smiling expression.
Both the pupils and the eyes are made from perfect circles. Eyebrows are added above the eyes using short curved lines. You can also draw the mouth using more pointed lines. Teeth are represented by three more strokes.
So far, the main shape was used to represent both the head and the body. It's now time to draw a long curved line to separate both parts. You can also add small nails on the bottom of both arms and legs.
First, draw a large patch in the middle of the chest using a long broken line. Inside this patch, you can add four short lines. Then, draw four more patches around the original one.
Now that all elements are drawn, it's time to add some colors so that we can end up with a colorful cartoon character. You will mostly need a few green colors inside the shell and on the skin of the turtle. Pupils are blue and the patch inside the chest can be filled with a subtle yellow color.
Below you can see all four steps required to illustrate this cartoon turtle quickly and effectively. More lessons featuring cool versions of this animal are available on this site. You can start by sketching a nice turtle made from squares, try another cute turtle made from circles, enjoy a more complex version filled with details or try a video version of a cute smiling turtle. Just have fun drawing and don't forget to practice as often as possible.