How to Draw a Cartoon Iguana

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Cartoon Iguana in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Cartoon Iguana - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's start with the eye this time! Draw a large dot in the middle of your paper and add a small dome right above.

Step 2: Now for the head. Off to the left of the eye, draw a curved line that ends in the downward direction with a small curly-Q at the end. Now off the right of the eye, add another curved line but keep this one shorter. Next, add in a jagged line that should look like steps off the base of the left-most curved line.

Step 3: Right off to the left of the eye, add in a little curved line for the mouth.

Step 4: Now, let's give the iguana his back. Off the right-most line, continue to extend it in the horizontal direction.

Step 5: After completeing the previous step, continue to draw this line a bit further but add in a big curve, so the line ends in the left direction. Add another line the same way off to the right of the original one. You now have the tail!

Step 6: Along the back of the iguana, add many little triangles to give him some spines. These can be various shapes and sizes.

Step 7: Now for the legs and feet! Begin by drawing two vertical parallel lines that begin underneath the curly-Q you created in the earlier step. These lines should curve a bit at the end. Off to the left, repeat this step but this time, keep the lines much shorter. Now move to the right and begin to draw a curved vertical line from the base of the tail. Add in a parallel line to this one off to the left. At the base of all the lines, add in two curved lines that connect at the end. Look at those sharp nails.

Step 8: Now, add in a small curved line to connect the legs and create the belly of the iguana.

How to Draw a Cartoon Iguana - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Cartoon Iguana – Step-by-Step Tutorial