Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Frog (Red-Eyed Tree Frog)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the page as a guide for the first part of the red-eyed tree frog's body. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you do want to draw a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: On the left side of the circle, near the top, draw an oval as a guide for the tree frog's head. First draw two small marks to indicate the width of the oval. It should be wider than the circle. Then draw two more marks to indicate the height of the oval. These marks should be close to each other to create an oval.
Now use short, curved lines that connect the small marks to finish up the shape of the oval. The overall shape of the oval should be slightly tilted. The right side should be lower than the left side a bit. This shape can be a bit tricky, so be sure to pause the video to draw at your own pace.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place the red-eyed tree frog's facial features later. Curve the lines so that they contour to the shape of the oval. Pay attention to the placement of the lines inside the head.
Step 4: Draw two lines at the top and bottom that connect the head to the body to form the shape of the tree frog's neck.
Step 5: Draw a big arc on the right side of the circle as a guide for the lower half of the red-eyed tree frog's body. First make a small mark on the right to indicate the height of the arc, then connect the body to the mark using curved lines. This arc should be similar to a greater-than sign (>).