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Sea Turtle Drawing

Dive into the World of the Green Sea Turtle with this Step-by-Step Tutorial!

If you’re a fan of drawing and coloring, then you’re in for a treat! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a magnificent sea turtle. Not only will you have a blast, but you’ll also be supporting these incredible creatures that are unfortunately facing a decline in population and even endangered status. So let’s show them some love and start drawing!

How to Draw a Sea Turtle

Gather Your Sea Turtle Drawing Supplies

Before we begin, make sure you have these essential supplies at hand. If you’re a regular here at Skip to My Lou, you probably already have them. But if this is your first time, welcome! We’re thrilled to have you join us!

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored pens and pencils or markers
  • Ruler

Drawing a Sea Turtle Made Easy!

Follow the step-by-step instructions and illustrated images below to bring your sea turtle to life. Take your time, enjoy the process, and don’t forget to share your masterpiece in the comments!

  1. Step One: Begin by drawing the outline of the turtle’s shell and its head. The shell is created with a large slanted oval, slightly angled downward. Sketch a smaller oval at the bottom of the shell and connect it to the larger one with two curved lines. Erase the top portion of the smaller oval. To form the turtle’s beak, extend the bottom of the oval outward and draw a short line to create the top of the beak. Erase any unnecessary lines.

    First step for drawing a sea turtle

  2. Step Two: Add the eyes, front and hind legs. Align the back of the beak with an oval shape and shade it in. Draw a curved eyebrow over the eye. On the turtle’s neck, include two curved lines. For the front and hind legs, use rounded triangle shapes as guides.

    Draw the flippers for your cute sea turtle drawing

  3. Step Three: Enhance the details on the turtle’s shell. Start by drawing a large letter C that follows the curve of the shell. This C will separate the rim from the back of the shell. To create the shell’s patterns, you can either use a ruler for precise lines or freehand them. Draw six lines radiating outward from the C shape you just made. Space these lines evenly. Additionally, draw five parallel lines from the right side of the shell, heading towards the six lines you just drew. To complete the shell pattern, connect the lines to form roof-like shapes.

    Next, draw in the sections of the shell for your easy sea turtle drawing

  4. Step Four: Add the finishing touch – air bubbles! Draw various-sized circles above and around the diving turtle to represent air bubbles.

    Then draw air bubbles around your sea turtle drawing

  5. Step Five: It’s time to bring your sea turtle to life with colors! To create a green sea turtle, follow the color guide provided. However, feel free to let your creativity shine and choose your own color palette!

    Color the sea turtle next

  6. Step Six: Complete your project by adding spots to the front and back legs, as well as the neck and head of your sea turtle.

My Favorite Drawing Supplies

If you’re passionate about drawing and looking to expand your art collection, here are some of my favorite drawing supplies:

  • Sketching Pencils
  • Kneaded Rubber Eraser
  • Sketch Pad
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Fine markers
  • Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Set
  • Artist drawing set (This is a fantastic gift option for both beginners and experienced artists.)

Easy Sea Turtle Drawing Video

If you prefer learning through videos, check out this easy-to-follow tutorial on how to draw a sea turtle.

Other Crafts and Activities

Once you’ve completed your sea turtle masterpiece, why not give these other crafts and activities a try? They’re equally enjoyable and easy to make!

  • Sea Monster Hot Dogs
  • Kawaii Doodles {Sea Animals}
  • How to Draw a Flower {EASY Tutorial}
  • Easy Frog Drawing

Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of how to draw a sea turtle, it’s time to unleash your creativity and embark on this wonderful artistic journey. Let the beauty and grace of these magnificent creatures inspire your artwork!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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