How to Draw a Tortoise


Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Tortoise" video after each step to draw at your own pace.



For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.


Draw Tortoise 1

Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the first part of the tortoise's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the sides for the rest of the body.


Draw Tortoise 2

Step 2: Draw a curved line on either side of the circle to complete the guide for the tortoise's body. The size of these cured lines will represent the length of the shell, so don't draw them too long.


Draw Tortoise 3

Step 3: Draw a small circle on the upper left side of the body as a guide for the tortoise's head. Tortoises have pretty long necks, and the higher you place this circle, the longer the neck will be.


Draw Tortoise 4

Step 4: Draw an arc on the left side of the circle for the rest of the tortoise's head and mouth.


Draw Tortoise 5

Step 5: Draw two lines that connect the head to the body to form the guide for the tortoise's neck.

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