Frogs have appeared in real life and in artworks for millennia, and it’s not hard to understand why. People love to look at the world around them and draw what they see. So it’s to be expected that folks might start to wonder how to doodle a frog. If you count yourself in that cohort, we are here to help you.
On this page you will find:
- What are the parts of a frog?
- Step-by-step instructions on how to doodle a frog
- How can I doodle other things?
- Is our vivid and transitory existence merely the daydream of a frog?
- Other fun things to doodle
What are the parts of a frog?
If you want to know how to doodle a frog, you will want to know how to take it apart, piece by piece. Only in your mind! You might think that because there are thousands of species of frog in the world, there are an infinite number of ways to draw them. Well, that’s true. But for now we are interested in the essentials, that will make you look at a doodle and say, “that is unmistakably a frog (or maybe a toad).”
Big Eyes on Top of the Head
A good start for drawing a frog is to make its quintessential, big, watery eyes, and make them set up top on the head.
A frog, like all living beings, has appetite, and it expresses such through its big ol’ mouth, which you can imagine as something that goes from one side of the head to the other.
Round, Squishy Body
There’s big frogs and there’s little frogs and teeny tiny frogs that can only be seen by squinting your eyelids real narrow to activate your eyes’ innate magnification power. But they’ve all got a body with curves that looks pretty squishy.
You might spot a frog squatting on the ground or, schematically speaking, on a lily pad, and you just know that at any moment it might spring away. That’s thanks to those long bendy legs that every frog has.
Long, Sticky Tongue (optional)
Zip! That’s the sound you can imagine a frog’s tongue making as it darts out and snags a meal. It’s up to you if you want to draw a frog “in action,” so to speak, or at rest.
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Step-by-step instructions on how to doodle a frog
- Draw the big eyes
- Draw a line for the wide mouth
- Draw a round body
- Add some bendy legs
- Add a tongue (optional)
How can I doodle other things?
Wandering Albatross Press provides many resources for doodling and drawing, including our free printable activity sheets, and our definitive book with theory and guidance on How to Doodle.
Is our vivid and transitory existence merely the daydream of a frog?
We’re not sure!
Other fun things to doodle
If you enjoyed practicing how to doodle a cow, you might also like some other guides on how to doodle things for beginners:
- How to Doodle a Cow
- How to Doodle Mountains
- How to Doodle a Bat
- How to Doodle a Snowflake