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How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step-by-step drawing lesson.

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

In this lesson, we will learn how to draw a chameleon with a pencil step by step. Chameleons are reptiles, they are lizards that can change their color. Basically, they sit motionless in trees, twisting only their eyes and preying on insects with their tongues.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step-by-step drawing lesson.

Step 1. Draw the chameleon's eye and the shape of its head.

Let's start drawing from the eye, draw the eye and its area around it, then draw the frontal part, muzzle and ear. We put a point on the nose and draw a curve of the mouth.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step 1. Draw the chameleon's eye and the shape of its head.

Step 2. Draw the branch for our chameleon.

At the bottom of the head, draw a branch on which the chameleon sits, it does not go horizontally but is slightly tilted down, but not much.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step 2. Draw the branch for our chameleon.

Step 3. Draw the body of the chameleon and outline its legs.

We draw the body and the location of the legs with barely noticeable lines.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step 3. Draw the body of the chameleon and outline its legs.

Step 4. Draw the chameleon's paws.

Draw the paws, then erase the auxiliary lines.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step 4. Draw the chameleon's paws.

Step 5. Outline the chameleon's tail.

We draw a spiral - this is the inner part of the tail. Let's apply little curves around the eyes and on the stomach.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step 5. Outline the chameleon's tail.

Step 6. Draw the chameleon's skin texture.

We finish drawing the tail by drawing a circular line along the outside. The body of the chameleon is not uniform, so we apply the appropriate pattern.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step 6. Draw the chameleon's skin texture.

Step 7. Apply hatching to the drawing to complete the chameleon's drawing.

We apply even more lines and hatching and we get such a drawing of a chameleon.

How to draw a chameleon with a pencil. Step 7. Apply hatching to the drawing to complete the chameleon's drawing.

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