In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Gharial step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
To draw this Gharial step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the gharial's body. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the left, draw another circle as a guide for the back portion of the body. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. Make this circle a bit smaller than the first one. Place this circle higher than the first one. Don't draw the circles too close together or the gharial's body will be too short.
Step 3: On the right side, draw yet another circle the same way as a guide for the fish-eating crocodile's head. This circle should also be a bit smaller than the first one. Place it higher than the first one too. Place this circle closer to the first circle so that the gharial's neck isn't too long.
Step 4: Inside the head, draw two intersecting lines as guides to help you place the gharial's facial features later.
Step 5: To the right of the head, draw a long, sloping, horizontal line as a guide for the top of the snout. Gharials have thin, long snouts, so pay attention to how long this line is in relation to the head. At the bottom, draw a horizontal line as a guide for the reptile's lower jaw. The two lines should be similar to a less-than sign (<).