Draw a Sea Turtle

Here's a fun little tutorial, ideal for younger kids on drawing sea turtles. One class of students even used this drawing to create a beautiful display of multi-colored, painted turtles. Follow these simple steps to draw this cute sea turtle swimming through the ocean, whether it's for a class project or just for fun at home.

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Start With an Egg Shape


First draw a tilted egg-shape for the sea turtle's body, with the bottom part rounded and the top slightly pointed. Then draw the front boomerang-shaped flippers, and add the rather triangular back flippers. Lastly, draw the turtle's spoon-shaped head and neck

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Add Detail

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Draw another egg shape inside the first, letting it join up to the top edge as shown. To draw the shell pattern, add a row of squashed diamond shapes along the middle. Then add the turtle's eye and mouth.
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Finish the Sea Turtle

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Complete the shell by drawing the lines dividing up the outer band of the shell. Create the leathery texture of the turtle's skin by drawing a random pattern of little marks here and there.