How to Draw a Lizard Step by Step

This step by step drawing tutorial is teaching you how to draw a lizard. I will show you my thinking process as well as describe to you what I did during every steps of drawing process.

Step 01:

I started with basic geometrical shapes that best describes the lizard in terms of shape and volume. This will act as the overall frame work for my lizard drawing.

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lizard_drawing_01

Step 02:

Basic line art is added on top of the geometrical shapes, this gives a basic look of the creature I am drawing.

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lizard_drawing_02

Step 03:

Once the basic outline is confirmed, the construction shapes are removed and light shading is added in to express the texture of the lizard’s skin and its surface contour. The eyes are given the most attention from the start because well drawn eyes can really bring your drawing to life.

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lizard_drawing_03

Step 04:

More shading and skin texture are added. The stone is also shaded to blend in with the rest of the drawing.

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lizard_drawing_04

Step 05:

More details are added to around the eyes.

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lizard_drawing_05

Step 06:

Background shading are added in to make the lizard pop out from the drawing.

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lizard_drawing_06

Step 07:

Backkground is refined and more skin textures are added around the head regions. The shadings on the stone and lizard body are also being refined.

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lizard_drawing_07

Step 08:

More details and high light spots are added to the lizard’s body. And the edges further away from the camera is blued to give the illusionist of depth. This drawing is only meant to be a drawing practice and it is far away from finished.

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lizard_drawing_08

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