Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Turtle" 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.
Step 1: Draw an oval on its side as a guide for the red-eared slider turtle's shell. It doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Draw a smaller oval on the top right side as a guide for the turtle's head.
Step 3: Draw two lines that connect the two ovals and form the red-eared slider turtle's neck.
Step 4: Under the big oval, draw two angled lines as guides for the turtle's feet.
Step 5: Draw a small line on the right side of the big oval for the turtle's tail.