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Draw an Easy Sea Turtle

Learn how to draw a Sea Turtle with the help of an easy tutorial. Many species are endangered, so it helps to bring awareness to their plight.

how to draw a sea turtle

Sea turtles are one of the world’s largest species of turtle. They have a strong, tear-drop shape shell that covers most of their body, and the shell is often different shades of colors, including dark brown, green, olive, yellow and black. They are found in tropical waters, so it’s best to include sea life when drawing them in their habitat.

This tutorial shows students how to draw a sea turtle with a cute face, patterned shell, and flipper legs. An easy side view will keep things simple, without worrying too much about how to make him look dimensional. You can find that on my other Draw a Sea Turtle post.

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how to draw a sea turtle

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Materials for How to Draw an Easy Sea Turtle

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Step by Step Drawing Tutorial for an Easy Sea Turtle

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to draw a Sea Turtle

  1. Make guidelines. Draw the shell.

  2. Add shell band and head.

  3. Draw eye and legs.

  4. Add shell lines and spots on skin.

  5. Draw house shapes in the shell.

  6. Add water and tiny fish.

  7. Draw sea plants.

  8. Add a sand line.

  9. Trace and color with crayons.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle

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