how to draw a toad

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Toad in 7 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a toad. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a quick and easy toad drawing!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Toad drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about toads you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Toads have dry, warty skin that secretes toxins to protect them from predators. Their skin helps them survive in varied habitats.
  • Baby toads are called tadpoles. They hatch from eggs laid in water or wet areas. Tadpoles have gills and live in water before metamorphosing.
  • Unlike frogs, many toad species do not have webbed feet. Their feet help them move quickly on land in a hopping motion.
  • Toads breathe through their moist skin and also have lungs. Their skin allows oxygen exchange while lungs provide more oxygen.
  • Most toads are nocturnal and shelter during the day in underground burrows or under objects like rocks, wood or leaves.
  • A parotoid gland behind each toad’s eye produces a poisonous substance called bufotoxin that can irritate skin on contact.
  • Toads have poor eyesight but a great sense of touch and hearing. Their ears are on the sides of their heads behind the eyes.
  • Diet varies depending on species but generally includes insects, worms, snails and other invertebrates found near bodies of water.
  • Toads are found across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and islands in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
  • The largest toad species is the giant toad found in parts of Central and South America, which can grow over 5 inches long.

How To Draw a Toad – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the toad’s nose.

how to draw a toad

Step 2: Draw the top of the toad’s head and chin.

how to draw a toad

Step 3: Now you can draw the back leg.

how to draw a toad

Step 4: Draw the toad’s front leg.

how to draw a toad

Step 5: Sketch the toad’s back and underbelly.

how to draw a toad

Step 6: Draw the other two legs.

how to draw a toad

Step 7: Finally, draw the toad’s eye.

how to draw a toad

Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Toad, consider adding some shading or coloring to make your toad look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your toad drawing.

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Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Toad! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I know after another attempt you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a toad is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another amphibian to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a frog?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Frog.

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