How to Draw a Frog: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you want to learn how to draw a frog? It’s not as hard as you might think! In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to create a realistic frog drawing. You will need some basic art supplies and a little bit of patience, but by the end of this tutorial, you will be able to proudly say that you know how to draw a frog! Let’s get started!

Drawing Tools Needed

We will need a few basic art tools to get started on our frog drawing. Gather up the following items:

– Pencil, pen, or marker for outlining your drawing (see my list of the best drawing pencils)

– Ruler for straight lines and angles

– Eraser to remove mistakes

– Sketch paper

My other tutorials to help you learn how to draw:

how to draw a frog

Step 1: Draw an irregular oval

Draw an oval.

Start by drawing an irregular oval shape for the head.

Step 2: Draw a triangle

Draw a triangle for the body.

Draw an upside-down triangle with rounded edges and corners for the frog’s body.

Step 3: Draw the leg

Draw a G for the upper leg.

Draw a “G” for the upper leg.

Step 4: Draw the lower leg

Draw the lower leg.

Draw a rounded edge triangle for the lower leg.

Step 5: Draw the toe

Draw the toe.

Draw a rectangle for the toe. The other toes will be hidden.

Step 6: Draw the arm

Draw the arm.

Draw a long skinny oval for the arm.

Step 7: Draw the fingers

Draw the fingers.

Draw three triangles for the fingers.

Step 8: Draw fingertips

Draw circles for the fingertips

Draw circles on top of each finger.

Step 9: Draw the eyes

Draw two circles for the eyes.

Draw two circles on top of the head for the eyes.

Step 10: Draw the eyeball

Draw a circle for the eyeball.

Draw a circle inside the circle you drew for the eyeball.

Step 11: Draw the lips

Draw the lip.

Draw two curved lines in the middle of the face starting from the left edge of the irregular oval and ending your line about 3/4 the way through the middle.

Step 12: Connect the head to the body

Connect the head to the body.

Draw a line from the bottom of the head to the body to connect the head to the body.

Step 13: Draw the nose and stripe pattern

Draw a circle for the nose and his stripe next to the arm.

Draw a dot for the nostril and a zig-zag line for his chest stripe and connect that to his arm starting from the mouth.

Step 14: Cleanup sketch and darken the eye

Cleanup the sketch and draw highlights in the eye.

Now clean up the sketch. Erase all the guidelines used for the initial head and body. We also darkened the eyeball and added two highlights to the eye

Step 15: Add detail

Add detail.

Add two curvy lines to the upper stomach region of the frog’s body. Also, add a line that goes across the leg area for his stripe pattern. Erase part of the frog’s head where the two eyes are. Erase part of the bottom of the eye also.

Step 16: Add pattern

Add pattern to the face and stomach.

Add random spots on the head and body. make sure the pattern is uniform together.

Step 17: Stipple the shadow

Stipple the shadow by adding a lot of dots to areas where there is shading.

Using your pencil, add a lot of dots in areas where it’s shaded. Alternatively, you could just smudge your shading or use cross-hatching. Darken the bottom of the belly as well.

That’s it! You have now learned how to draw a real frog. Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing and soon you’ll be able to create amazing animals! Have fun!


in this tutorial, we learned how to create a realistic drawing of a frog. It is a simple process that requires some basic art supplies and a little bit of patience.

We started with an irregular oval for the head, followed by drawing out the body components like legs, arms, and fingers. Afterward, we added details such as eyes and lips to make our frog look more realistic.

Finally, we worked on the shading, stippling the shadow to give it a more finished look. By following these steps closely, you will be able to draw an amazing frog in no time! Good luck and have fun!

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