How to draw a gecko

Geckos are a lot of fun to draw and very simple to color. A fun thing to do with this drawing if you have cats, is to try taping it to a wall and see if the cats are interested. If they are, great job! If not, oh well, cats are like that sometimes. Regardless of what you plan to do with your drawing, let’s begin!

Step 1:

Draw a circle and make sure you know the length of the diameter. We will call this 1 unit. This first circle is the shoulders.
Make another 1 unit diameter circle slightly below and touching the first. This is the head.
Then 1 unit away from the first circle (in the other direction) draw a third 1 unit diameter circle. These are the hips

Step 2:

To make the snout, draw a U with the furthest point 3/4 of a unit away from the head.
To make the body, draw a circle 1&1/2 units wide centered between the shoulder and hip circles, and connect it to them.

Step 3:

For the eyes, draw circles with 1/3 unit diameter (I mislabeled them as 1/2 in the picture, but they’re 1/3) where the snout meets the head.
Draw a pair of curves near the back of the head to make the head a little more triangular/heart shaped.

Step 4:

Erase the big circle in the body, the head circle, and anything in the eyes.

Step 5:

Lightly draw a line cutting the shoulder and hip circles in half. To make each of the knees draw a 1/2 unit diameter circle 1/2 units away from one of the ends of these lines. Erase the lines.

Step 6:

To make the feet, draw 1/3 unit diameter circles 1/3 unit away from the knees.

Step 7:

On each foot, draw 5 teardrop shapes 1/3 unit long to make the feet.
Draw an oval in the eyes, slightly tilted forwards on the outside, to make the pupils.

Step 8:

Draw a tail off of the hip circle and slowly bring it to a point. The tail should be slightly longer than the length from the tip of the nose to the back of the hip.
Draw a slightly curved line over the top of the eye to make the eyelid.

Step 9:

Erase all the interior lines.

Step 11:

Coloring is super easy. Pick a color anywhere between green and brown and color the whole thing that color.

Step 12:

Add shading and you’re done!

So that’s how you draw a gecko! I had to put this animal in the book because it’s such a simple animal at first glance, but the more you look at it and learn about it the more cool things you realize. I hope you find the book to be the same way.

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