How to Draw a Simple Tortoise for Kids

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Tortoise For Kids in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Tortoise For Kids - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a circle for the tortoise's head and two lines on one side for the neck. Make the top line a little shorter to leave room for the shell.

Step 2: Add two circles for eyes, two small lines for nostrils, and a curve with a divot at the bottom for the mouth.

Step 3: Now draw a tall curve for the top of the tortoise's shell and three sets of parallel lines on the bottom of the shell. Then draw a small curve for the belly.

Step 4: Add two front legs. These are thick and sturdy to hold the heavy shell. Draw a few half circles on the bottom of each leg for toes.

Step 5: Next, draw the back legs in the second empty space. Add half circles for toes to these.

Step 6: Don't forget to draw circular spots on the shell for texture. Draw a short tail in the back.

Step 7: Congratulations on finishing your tortoise! Give it a green or grey color on the shell and body!

How to Draw a Tortoise for Kids - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Tortoise for Kids – Step-by-Step Tutorial