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How to Draw a Cute Frog [Easy]

When I was bored in class in Middle School, one of the first things that I would do is grab a pencil and draw a frog.

I got pretty good at drawing a cute little aquatic frog sitting on a lily pad.

But wanted to improve my drawing skills.

So I found an amazing artist that helped me create and break down how to draw this super cute aquatic frog based on photos we took of frogs in the wild.

The frog that we are drawing today is very cute, sophisticated, yet so easy to draw no matter your skill level!

We are going to break down how to draw this frog step-by-step so it is super easy to create, no matter what kind of method you would like to use to draw it.

So grab a pencil or your favorite drawing software and let’s dive in 🙂

1. Start With The Frog’s Head & Body

Start by drawing a circle for the head, and an oval for the body. The oval should be attached to the circle at the base.

These basic shapes will help us define the frog’s facial features and body position very shortly. 

Fun frog fact: Frogs do not have necks. Therefore they cannot turn their heads like we can. Having eyes located on top of their head provides frogs 360-degree vision around them, and helps compensate for the fact that they do not have a neck.

2. Sketch in The Frogs Legs & Arms 

Next, at the base of the oval sketch in two “rice shaped” figures to represent the frogs legs. These shapes should be placed on opposite sides of the base of the oval.

Also sketch in two triangular shapes along the sides of the oval to represent the insides of the frog’s arms. 

Fun frog fact: Aquatic frogs, like the one we are drying right now, have long powerful hind legs that allow them to be excellent jumpers, leapers, and swimmers.

3. Define The Frog’s Face, Legs & Arms 

Let’s draw an oval through the circle that represents the frog’s head.

This vertical oval will help define the frog’s cheeks in the near future. 

We’re also going to further sketch out the arms by adding a rounded triangle around the triangle that we drew previously.

It is like the original triangle represents the central part of the frog’s arms.

Let’s do the same for the legs as well.

Within that original rice shaped oval that we drew at the base of the body, add another rice-shaped oval to represent the rest of the frog’s legs. 

4. Sketch in The Frog’s Eyes & Toes

At this point we are ready to stretch in the Frog’s eyes and toes. 

It’s fairly easy to add the outline of the eyes by simply adding two half circles connecting the head to the cheeks.

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Check out the educational frog coloring books for even more fun and inspiration!

Color in frogs while learning about different species and their habits.

Next, draw some circles at the base of  the legs and arms and sketch in the frog’s toes. 

Fun frog fact: Frogs have five toes on their feet, and four fingers on their hands.

5. Erase Your Sketch Lines

Now you can erase your sketch lines to reveal the really cute shape of this frog drawing.  

You may also have to slightly refine your drawing by further defining the legs, knees, arms, and eyes.

Also be sure to erase the lines where the arms meet the chin.

6. Draw in The Frog’s Details

Your frog drawing is looking awesome!

And now it’s time to draw in the fine details. 

Aquatic frogs have webbed toes because they live most of their lives in water.

So be sure to sketch in the webbing between your frogs toes.

You can also add some patterns on the frog’s body using an oval or circular shape.

Draw in some cute eyes, a little smile, and a tympanum, or cheeks if you prefer. 

Fun frog fact: Frogs can hear using the tympanic membrane on the sides of their head. But for some frogs it is so small that they have to use other means to hear what’s going on around them. Therefore, some frogs are better at hearing vibrations using their lungs rather than their “ears.”

7. Add Some Scenery

Feel free to add some scenery around the frog to liven up the drawing. 

In this case, we are going to be adding a lily pad and some water to our aquatic frog’s habitat.

You can add more vegetation or other relevant scenery around the frog if you’d like of course.

Fun frog fact: All the aquatic frogs can survive on land, they spend most of their lives in water. You can generally find aquatic frogs relaxing along the banks of marshes and calm ponds, among the vegetation during the day. 

8. Trace Your Frog Drawing

Now it’s time to trace your frog to get closer to the final version 🙂

Begin by tracing around the frog first before working on the scenery and fine details.

Simply draw along the outline of your frog sketch in permanent marker if you are using a pencil-to-paper method, or finalize your drawing in a darker color in your image drawing software.

9. Trace The Frog Drawing Details

Then, complete the drawing by tracing in all the rest of the fine details.

Enjoying Drawing Frogs? 🙂 Why Not Color Them!

Check out the educational frog coloring books for even more fun and inspiration!

Color in frogs while learning about different species and their habits.

These may include the frog’s patterns and the scenery around it. 

Your drawing could be almost complete at this stage.

But if you would like you can also add extra fine details by drawing short defining lines close to main parts of the drawing (CTNF).

The optional thinner lines along the size of the frog’s main outline provide a shadow effect to your drawing, showing more depth, and giving some variation in the line thickness.

Be sure to erase any remaining sketch lines.

And there you have a  very cute aquatic frog drawing!

This aquatic frog was created based on inspiration from photos of frogs that we took in the wild.

Green Frog Marsh-min
Photo I took of an aquatic frog in a marsh
Green Frog in a Marsh-min
Photo that inspired this cute frog drawing

Although you’re absolutely allowed to draw this frog for personal use, keep in mind that this drawing is our intellectual property. Learn more in our terms.

Feel free to learn more about frogs and how to draw them on our blog:

Daniella Master Herpetologist

Daniella is a Master Herpetologist and the founder of toadsnfrogs.com, a website dedicated to educating the general population on frogs by meeting them where they are in their online Google Search. Daniella is passionate about frogs and put her digital marketing skills and teaching experience to good use by creating these helpful resources to encourage better education, understanding, and care for frogs.