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We will cover the basic elements, using construction shapes and lines to build the shape. We will then move on to creating the final outline, adding textures, and finally creating realistic coloring.
create the main body
To represent the basic shape of the crocodile’s torso, you can use a very long and narrow oval shape.
shaping the head
We are now going to draw the base shape for the head of your crocodile drawing. Draw a fairly small circle on the left of the main body oval shape.
Now that we have the head shape in place, we can use it as a base for the snout. We are drawing the jaws of the crocodile open.
Begin with the top neckline, creating a smooth curve from the top of the head circle onto the top of the main body oval.
Begin to draw the tail starting at the top right end of the main body oval. Curve the line down and back to create a long tail.
Draw a line that overlaps the main body and curves back and down. Create a webbed foot with five toes, connecting to the neckline with a small curved line.
Use a similar shape to the front leg, but take the thigh much further up into the back curve of the main body oval.
or the entire top outline of the body, draw a spikey line, with spikes that become larger as you move down towards the end of the tail.
We are going to create this scaley texture with a few different marks. These scales should be drawn one at a time, which may be a time-consuming process but the final result will be worth it.
Use a light gray shade and a regular brush (or pen if you are a graphic artist) to fill the entire body of your crocodile drawing.
Use a light touch of black paint and a soft blending brush to contour the structure of the crocodile’s body.
Use a regular brush and some black paint to apply a second layer of darker shading along the contoured areas.
Add some black shading at the back of the mouth. Next, take a small fine brush and add a touch of white paint to each of the teeth, around the face and jaw outlines, and on the tip of the nose.
With a blending brush and your green paint, carefully add the second layer of green throughout the body from the head to the tip of the tail.
This final step is optional, but it creates a more seamless finish. All you need to do is erase any visible outline by tracing them with the corresponding color at each point.
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