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Easy How to Draw a Cartoon Turtle Tutorial

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Cartoon Turtle. Large eyes add some extra personality.

Drawing a turtle that looks a little more round and dimensional, and not so flat, can happen by simply changing the point of view. Instead of a profile view, try a view from the front, so students can see how the shell wraps up and over the neck. That’s all it takes to make a big difference in the results.

Coloring Tip: Look for a couple of shades of green to complete this drawing, if possible. The green body needs to look different than the grass color. If that’s not possible, then use shading (changing the pressure) to make them stand out from each other.

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Cartoon Turtle Coloring Page

Materials for How to Draw a Cartoon Turtle

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Drawing Tutorial for a Cartoon Turtle

Time needed: 25 minutes

How to Draw a Cartoon Turtle

  1. Draw the oval shell.

  2. Draw a curve to add an edge to the shell.

  3. Add a head on the side.

  4. Draw the neck. Add the mouth and nose.

  5. Draw two large eyes.

  6. Erase the eye line and add three legs.

  7. Draw a tail and add a pattern to the shell.

  8. Draw the background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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