How to Draw an Alligator

This guide will teach you how to draw an alligator. Because the alligator is so unusual, this tutorial will be very interesting. You will be able to draw a snake or a Lizard without any problems.

How to Draw an Alligator

Step 1: Draw the Outlines for the Head and Torso

First, place three circles near each other. The third circle should be farther away. Crocodiles are reptiles, meaning that their main movement is crawling on the ground. Remember that we are drawing an animal horizontally to the ground.

 

 

 

Step 2: Sketch the Outlines for the Tail

Start at the first circle and work your way up. The head will be drawn next. Next draw a line from above, starting at the first circle. The third circle will become the head. Finally, finish the tail outline.

 

 

 

Step 3 – Draw the Upper Jaw

Draw the upper portion of the crocodile’s mouth. It appears like a curve inside the circle. Draw the nose. Continue drawing a line, and draw two bumps. One of these will be the eye.

 

 

 

Step 4: Sketch the Alligator Mandible

Make a strong, powerful lower jaw. It appears like two triangles, with one side being adjacent. Pay close attention to the smoothly rounded corner of the lower jaw. The lines that form the upper jaws are smooth and frequent bends.

 

 

 

Step 5: Draw the teeth of an alligator

Draw a small, almond-shaped eye that is located at the top of the predator’s head. Draw triangle-shaped, sharply shaped teeth. The dentition can be found on the upper jaw. This is an important detail.

 

 

 

Step 6 – Draw the Lower Torso Line

Although this is an easy step, it is very important. The lower portion of your torso should be drawn so that it merges with the tail’s lower outline. You should have a smooth body and a large, powerful tail.

 

 

 

Step 7: Draw the upper parts of the Front Paws

The final outline of the front paw for our alligator is drawn. It looks like two rectangle shapes that are arranged at an angle. The paw’s upper portion is wider than its lower counterpart.

 

 

 

Step 8 – Draw your Toes on the Front Paws

Draw the pointed claws and fingers of the alligator. The predator’s fingers are placed apart to ensure maximum stability. Pay close attention to the fingers’ shapes and relative positions.

 

 

 

Step 9 – Draw the upper parts of the hind paws

Draw the outline of the hind paws of an alligator. It appears to be right angles with smooth edges. As a guide, use baselines. Be aware of the relative position of the hind legs and the lines of your body.

 

 

 

Step 10 – Draw your Toes on the Hind Legs

Draw the outline of the toes of the alligator’s hind legs. The toes of the paws that are closest to us are parallel to the ground. The small, pointed claws are important.

 

 

 

Step 11 – Delete the Guidelines

Now it is time to give the predator a clean and complete look. Use an eraser to remove all unnecessary lines from the drawing. Next, trace the sketch with a pencil or marker that is darker. Make the lines sharper and more detailed.

 

 

 

Step 12 – Color your Alligator

Let’s now use colors to finish our alligator. You can choose between light and dark grey as the main color. Don’t forget the flares for dark eyes. Don’t forget about the shadows. For small shadows, a darker shade of the main color is a great choice.

 

 

 

Is your exotic pet already displaying a fearsome predator? We’re sure you can create a beautiful drawing. We listened to your requests and created step-by-step drawings for many wild animals. We hope you find this guide useful.

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