If you’re looking for drawing ideas for lizards, this collection features sketches and illustrations of various lizard species.
When it comes to reptiles, lizards are some of the most popular creatures. Their often vibrant colors and interesting habits make them fascinating creatures to learn about and observe.
From the common lizards to exotic lizards, there’s sure to be something here that will inspire you. So get your sketchbook out and start drawing.
1. Ocellated Lizard
The ocellated lizard is a lizard native to parts of southwestern Europe. It is a small to medium-sized lizard, with adults reaching up to 2 feet in total length.
2. Iguana Drawing
Here’s a mostly complete drawing of a beautiful Iguana. I think that it’s always nice to see an artist’s work in progress.
3. Crested Geckos
The artist behind this piece states that “these crested geckos come in many different color patterns: brindle, dalmatian, tiger, harlequin, flame, bicolor, pinstripe, and patternless.”
4. Colorful Iguana
This drawing of an iguana is both realistic and colorful. The artist has used a variety of hues to bring out the reptile’s scales, and the green and red tones create a striking contrast.
5. Chameleon Drawing
This chameleon drawing is stunning. The chameleon’s skin is very detailed, and the artist has done an excellent job capturing the creature’s unique features.
6. Gecko Drawing
This drawing of a gecko is incredibly lifelike, thanks to the artist’s careful attention to detail. The reptile is shown in profile, with its long tail and slender body visible.
7. Iguana Pen Drawing
This iguana drawing is a complex work of art. Every scale on the Iguana’s body is visible, and the shading gives the creature a lifelike appearance.
8. Black and White Reptile Drawing
When you look at this Iguana drawing, you can see the many details and textures that make up this stunning creature.
9. Realistic Orange Iguana
This orange Iguana is a realistic drawing that was done using colored pencils. Overall, this is a highly detailed and realistic drawing that captures the essence of this beautiful creature.
10. Gecko from Above
From above, the gecko’s intricate patterns are even more stunning. As you can see, some cross-hatching was done to add detail to the gecko’s skin.
11. Komodo Dragon Drawing
The Komodo dragon is a giant lizard found on the Indonesian island of Komodo. It is the largest living species of lizard, growing up to 10 feet in length and weighing up to 366 pounds.
12. Chameleon Head Drawing
This chameleon head close-up drawing is an excellent example of the detail and precision required to create a realistic portrait of this unique reptile.
13. Fun Lizard Drawing
If you’re looking for an easy and fun lizard drawing, let this piece inspire you. Colored pencils were used to create this cute orange and green lizard.
14. Realistic Lizard Drawing
I have always been fascinated by lizards and how they looked. Lizard drawings are some of my favorite things to create. There’s something about their shapes and interesting textures that makes them fun to draw.
15. Chameleon Outline Drawing
A chameleon is a reptile that can change its skin color. Chameleons are found in warm climates such as Africa, Madagascar, southern Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The name “chameleon” comes from the Greek word “chamai,” meaning “ground,” and “leon,” meaning “lion.”
16. Two Collared Lizards
17. Cross-Hatching Lizard Drawing
Artists often use cross-hatching to create the illusion of depth or volume on a two-dimensional surface. To create a cross-hatch, the artist will first draw a set of parallel lines in one direction. Then, they will draw another set of parallel lines perpendicular to the first set.
18. Lizard Made with Circles
Looking closely, you can see that this lizard was made using a collection of colorful circles. If you’re looking for a fun challenge, try this technique.
19. Armadillo Girdled Lizard
The armadillo girdled lizard is a small lizard native to South Africa. It gets its name from the armored plates covering its body, resembling an armadillo’s shell.
20. Realistic Green Iguana
I love how this green Iguana looks so realistic like it could jump right out of the picture. I also like the use of color in this drawing, with the bright green making the Iguana stand out.
Mastering the art of drawing lizards can seem daunting, but with enough practice and observation, even beginner artists can draw these magnificent creatures.
By studying lizard anatomy and referencing photos, you can develop the skills to recreate these fantastic reptiles on paper.
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