How To Draw A Cartoon Crocodile

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Learn to draw a cartoon Crocodile in easy to follow steps so that you can sketch and draw your own Crocodile Cartoon art.

How to draw a step by step cartoon Crocodile. You can watch the drawing video here - Drawing A Cartoon Crocodile and pause every step of the way if you want to follow along and draw the Crocodile yourself.

How To Sketch A Cartoon Crocodile

Draw A Crocodile Cartoon Drawing

How to draw a cartoon croc is another in a series that I had an idea about creating which is all about drawing cartoon animals and other creatures. So far we have done

Below we will break the steps into three sections. The first section is the beginning sketches, finding the shape and structure of the Crocodile. The second one is about fleshing out the whole body shape including the head and the smaller details. The third one is about the inking process which helps to cement your cartoon drawing.

Now let's look at the initial steps we need to take to draw something to develop and simple shapes is always a good idea so you can start your design in little baby steps if you aren't confident and feel daunted about the end result in drawing.

Draw the body.... 

Beginning Sketching The Cartoon Crocodile

Sketch The Cartoon Crocodile Shape
Draw The Crocodiles Body
Draw The Crocodiles Body
Draw a rough tail.
Draw a rough tail.
Sketch in a rough mouth shape like this.
Sketch in a rough mouth shape like this.
Sketch in rough front and back leg shapes
Sketch in rough front and back leg sh...
Define the mouth and head.
Define the mouth and head.
Draw in the eyes.
Draw in the eyes.
Sketch in teeth
Sketch in teeth

Pencilling In The Crocodile Form

Sketch In The Details Too

Defining the form of the Crocodile is the next logical step of the drawing process as we want to make more sense of the beginning shapes we drew earlier. Here we sketch in the legs and claw feet and some of the tiny details like the skin scales which are like random squares which help bring the Cartoon Croc drawing together.

The idea is to work on drawing an exaggerated cartoon version of the real thing and the floating eye brows and eyes help to achieve that idea.

Once pencil lines have been darkened and your croc looks ok you are ready to start inking your Crocodile drawing.

On With The Crocodile Drawing

Define the outline of the body and work on the legs.
Define the outline of the body and wo...
Draw some claw like feet.
Draw some claw like feet.
Darken all the pencil lines
Darken all the pencil lines
Floating eye brows and some scale details
Floating eye brows and some scale det...
Draw in scales on the crocodile tail
Draw in scales on the crocodile tail
Start to sketch some scales on the leg and body
Start to sketch some scales on the le...
Scatter random scales all around.
Scatter random scales all around.
Pencil drawing is now finished.
Pencil drawing is now finished.

Ink The Crocodile Pencil Drawing

When it comes to the inking stage you need a good ink pen. I always seem to use a black gel ink pen that is adequate for the inking process and as always when inking you don't have to simply use an ink pen as you could use paint brushes the more experienced you get by using Indian ink which is a deep black preferred by many artists for it's dark blanket coverage on the paper with usually one brush stroke.

I like to ink quick and with a cartoon Crocodile drawing you don't have to carry on all of the skin scales just suggest them under the belly and on the body, in fact I already knew that I added way too much detail here to be a Cartoon Crocodile, but hey I think that's my illustrator side that just can't seem to leave drawings alone.

Ink The Cartoon Crocodile

Ink The Crocodile
Start to ink the head or anywhere to start with.
Start to ink the head or anywhere to ...
Inking improves the line art.
Inking improves the line art.
Solidly inking the scales on the body...
Solidly inking the scales on the body...
Add  a bit of shadow underneath and improve the crocs back.
Add a bit of shadow underneath and i...
Erase all the pencil drawing after inking has been completed.
Erase all the pencil drawing after in...

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Updated: 04/12/2012, onepagearticles
 
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