How to Draw a Frog From the Side View With Easy-to-Follow Line Drawing Illustrations

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Frogs can be great fun to draw and come in various colors. Additionally, they’re an excellent first drawing project for kids!

Start by drawing an oval for the head. Next, draw two small circles on top and a line piercing through these to represent eyes.

Body

Frog bodies consist of oval shapes with curved lines. At the top of this oval, draw two arcs and two identical symmetrical circles to depict its head. Sketch the front legs using curved lines to draw bean-like forms for the upper portion of the front legs and horizontal lines as guides for back leg positioning.

Draw three small oval shapes at the base of each leg to represent the feet of a frog, and add two curved lines for arms and hands, followed by two more for the toes of your frog.

Add shading for an authentic appearance by drawing parallel lines close together on the frog’s body and intersecting them with another set. Or use small dots as crosshatch patterns on its skin.

Head

Frogs are amphibians that inhabit land, water, and the ground. This tutorial uses easy-to-follow line drawing illustrations to draw one in its side view. Start by sketching light lines before gradually increasing detail by erasing some more delicate lines that you might have used as guidelines in later steps if using pencil and paper.

Sketch two curved lines that meet at the top and join into an M shape, adding two circles for eyes on either side of its body and then drawing another smaller circle below its summit for its mouth.

Draw two curved lines starting at the frog’s head and going down towards its belly for each front leg, creating bean-like upper parts with three-line curved structures for toes and three curved systems for toes – this type of frog has two front legs but only one visible at this angle.

Draw an egg-shaped shape that curves downward from a point near the construction oval of each hind leg. Attach an extra curved line at the base of each back leg that ends in a rounded toe for additional detail.

Legs

After drawing ovals for the neck area of a frog, draw a horizontal line that will help place its lower portions – legs. Once this step has been accomplished, sketch simplified shapes of both the front and back legs without including unnecessary details.

Once this step is completed, your frog should resemble that seen in the photo above. If not, take time to refine pencil marks and check that the proportions are appropriate.

To create the back legs, draw two slightly smaller ovals than your original construction oval. One should lean against the body while the other rests on its rear side.

Draw two bent lines representing forelegs on the opposite side of your frog’s body; these should connect to two straight lines running down toward its base.

To create the front legs of a frog, two small circles about half as big as the construction circle for its back leg will do just fine. A small curved line between them represents its toes, and you should draw another small curved line that connects its front leg to its body.

Feet

Your drawing should now resemble the basic outline of a frog. Use two curved lines for its neck and underside of the body, two oval shapes as back legs, then draw one small oval for each foot – with one slightly longer toe on either side; adding zig-zags may also add character!

To create the arms and legs, draw two short curved lines forming an incomplete S. On one side, draw another short curved line touching the body loop before curving down to form the back leg; on the opposite side, draw an additional short curved line that connects directly with one arm. Finally, for the front leg, draw a straight line down towards its feet before connecting back to its counterpart arm.

Once your body and legs are finished, you can add details for the face, eyes, and mouth. Draw rounded lines around the eyes, a ridge down the back, spots, or any other embellishments as desired; be mindful not to overdo them; otherwise, your drawing might become cartoonish! For easy readability, later on, it may be beneficial to use light sketchy lines instead of heavy thick ones at this stage.

Toes

Frogs feature three long toes on each foot that all meet in a circle, so draw these features on the bottom of your frog’s legs using small oval shapes. On his back leg are two sharp curves overlapping; his front leg should use straight lines that connect back into its middle part for balance.

Once you’ve created basic shapes for some of the significant parts of a frog, it’s time to add its feet and legs. Draw short, sharp curves for its back leg, while its front leg should be longer and connected to its upper body.

Draw long lines extending down from the head for the arms and give the frog three fingers. Make the hands smaller than feet, with oval-shaped hands featuring small oval thumb pads. Erase any unnecessary pencil marks, and you have a nice light-line drawing of your frog! Add any details you desire. And don’t forget to practice; the more often you draw, the better you’ll become at it! Adding colored pencils, markers, or gel pens may also add bolder and more solid looks!

Mouth

Draw the body of a frog using a pencil, taking care that its back leg oval is smaller than its front leg oval. A line should extend from its construction oval, one finger width below its mouth, down towards where the back leg meets up with its body one finger width later.

Assuming you have drawn two small circles for eyes and one short diagonal line off each eye, create details for his mouth by drawing two more small circles for his eyes with short diagonal lines attached off their outsides, followed by two short curved lines which form an upside-down U; these will include his nostrils and nostrils respectively. Now add details for his nostrils and mouth by drawing long curved lines that look like smiles connecting these short ones; this will be his mouthline.

Create the body by drawing a simple mouth line with two lips touching at either end, adding two small circles that resemble the tongue and connecting to its base, then two smaller circles for nostrils than those used for eyes. Finally, draw two more petite than usual circles to represent nostrils that touch. It would help if you now had an easy frog drawing to shade. When shading, be careful not to apply too much pressure as doing so could leave it looking blocky and unrealistic; once your shading session is complete, erase all construction lines before adding color!

Eyes

Frogs are captivating animals that can teach kids a great deal about nature. One fascinating fact about frogs is that they don’t drink water directly – instead, their skin absorbs it! With our easy step-by-step guide, even novice artists can quickly learn to draw this adorable amphibian!

Sketch the outline of a frog’s body and head before drawing long, skinny shapes that represent forelegs. Next, add two curved lines on either end of its mouth for a smiley expression before sketching two circular-shaped structures as eyes for your character.

To give your frog’s eyes a more realistic look, shade the circles you drew in Step One with a dark pencil. Next, add tiny dot pupils on each of its eye hoods; finally, draw two curved lines on either side of its mouth for added expression before erasing unnecessary pencil marks and refining your drawing – your finished frog should resemble something like this: