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Easy How to Draw an Alligator Tutorial and Alligator Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw an Alligator and a Alligator Coloring Page. There are actually two fun options to choose from!

How to Draw an Alligator

A drawing of an Alligator, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.
Finished drawing of an Alligator

Learning how to draw an alligator that looks like the real life versions, can be a little tricky. They don’t exactly have the average body shape that other four legged animals have. They are made of lots of long and odd reptile shapes, and even an experienced artist would have trouble taking all of them on.

Here are two fun options instead – one a simplified version that still looks fairly realistic, and one that is obviously a cartoon version. Both are fun options for those looking to learn more about drawing alligators.

Student Artwork

Drawing by Samaya, age 5

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Alligator Coloring Page

Draw a Cartoon Alligator

Cartoon Alligator Coloring Page

Materials for Alligator Drawing

  • 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.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Step by Step Directions

Time needed: 35 minutes

Easy Alligator Drawing Instructions

  1. Draw the front half of the body.

  2. Draw the back half with a curved tail.

  3. Add arm and leg on one side.

  4. Add an arm and leg on another.

  5. Draw nostrils and eyes as shown.

  6. Add teeth and back ridges.

  7. Draw a horizon line and water edge.

  8. Add grass to the bottom front.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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