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Drawing a turtle

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Here you’ll learn how to draw a fantastic terrapin in 7 steps. By using this simple and fun method for learning how to draw, kids will become true artists!


To draw your terrapin, you can use Canson®‘C’ à grainMi-Teintes® or Vivaldi® paper.

Step 1

Draw the shell.

Step 2

Add the legs and head.

Step 3

Add detail to its head and shell.

Step 4

Draw scales on its head and legs using black gouache paint.

Step 5

Paint the shell and top of its head yellow using gouache paint.

Step 6

Paint patterns on its shell using brown gouache paint.

Step 7

Put the finishes touches to your drawing by adding some fish and bubbles.


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