How to Draw an Ocellated Skink

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Ocellated Skink in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Ocellated Skink.

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How to Draw an Ocellated Skink - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step for drawing the Ocellated skink is to draw its head and face. It has a wide mouth with a small eye.

Step 2: The next step is to draw the front feet for the skink. The skink has very small front legs.

Step 3: Next, draw the body and the body pattern of the skink, it can have black, brown, or yellow coloring.

Step 4: Then draw the left hind foot. The hind feet should be longer than the front feet.

Step 5: The next step is to draw the right hind foot.

Step 6: The final step is to draw the tail. Continue the color patterning that you have on the body.

Interesting Facts about the Ocellated Skink

An agile reptile with a small head and cylindrical body, Ocellated Skink’s are found in the arid regions of Greece, North Africa, Southern Italy, and Malta. They are small for skinks only growing to be 6-12in long and weighing 22-39gm, Ocellated Skinks are well known for their wide range of skin colors. They are highly sought after as pets because of their colors.

Did you know?

  • Female Ocellated Skinks give birth to live young through vivipary.
  • In captivity Ocellated Skinks are known to eat a wide range of foods including fruit, boiled eggs, and meat.
  • Ocellated Skinks are known to attack prey slightly larger than themselves by tackling it.
  • Ocellated Skinks main way of escaping predators is to run into nearby vegetation and hide.
  • Like many other reptiles Ocellated Skinks are able to shed their tails and generate a new one.

Lesson plan note: Reseachers believe Occelated Skinks populations are being damaged by the pet trade’s high demand for natural skinks. Ask students to come up with ideas of how the pet trade can stop taking Skink’s from the wild but still over the natural Skinks pet owners want.