Today we’ll be learning how to draw a cartoon turtle, as requested by one of our readers, Jaelle. This will be a very simple tutorial which is great for artists of just about any skill level, as well as children.
Let’s get going!
To get our cartoon turtle started, we’ll first need to draw a large circular head that ends in a point.
Draw a wavy line near the bottom of the turtle’s head to create a small mouth.
Behind the turtle’s head, draw a large oval shape, with a long wavy line running down the center of it. This will form the entire shell, and the line running down the middle will divide the shell into two sections.
Next, draw a very short, oval leg with three small half-circles at the bottom for the turtle’s claws.
Keep in mind that in order to maintain a cartoonish look, you’ll need to make your lines as clean and uniform as possible.
Repeat the previous step three more times to give your cartoon turtle his other legs.
As we’re finishing up our cartoon turtle, all that’s left to do is to give him a small oval eye with an upward pointing eyebrow, and a small triangle at the back of his body for a tail.
Draw a few lines running across the shell of your turtle, color him in, and he’s all done!