I love drawing cute chibi animals.
These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.
I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.
In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a cute chibi frog step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:
But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.
How to draw a cute chibi frog – Step by step for beginners
I always start with a rough guide so that drawing becomes easier.
In this case, we are going to start a simple circle first. If you are drawing this with traditional tools, make sure the circle is erasable later.
Next, I will draw the frog’s body. We want to draw a simple “U” shape that’s bulgy at the bottom and also squished and flat at the center like this:
Chibi animals are usually round and short so this is how we achieve the chibi look with our small frog.
Next, we are going to draw the head of the frog and to do this we are going to draw 2 bulges for the eyes along with the top of its head.
Just draw 2 small U shapes at the top of its head like this:
Next, we are going to draw the frog’s legs. So I’m going to draw 2 small legs at the bottom of the frog on either side like this:
Now, we are going to draw the frog’s front legs, so just draw 2 small “W” shapes in the front of the frog’s body like this:
We’re almost there.
To complete our frog drawing, we need to draw its face. So, let’s draw 2 small eyes and a mouth with a U shape like this:
Easy, isn’t it?
We can also draw the belly of the small frog. It will give us a better opportunity to color the frog with more colors. So, I’m going to draw an inverted U shape on its stomach to draw the belly.
And we are done!
We can now start coloring the cute chibi frog.
I’m going to go with the regular green color because I love green but you can color your frog any color you want!
I’m also going to add some warts to the frog’s skin with a darker shade of green. Remember to vary the sizes of the warts so that the frog looks more realistic.
Next, we are going to color the belly of the frog with a pale yellowish-green.
But just to add that cute kawaii look to our small chibi frog, I’m going to add 2 blush spots on the frog’s cheeks under the eyes.
You’ve learned how to draw a cute chibi frog from scratch.
You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!
I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute chibi frog.
If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, check out these books!
If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!
I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!
If you are interested in drawing anything in a kawaii style and then selling stickers online, check out this amazing course!
My friend Ilaria created this course on Domestika – she’s been drawing cute things for years and she’s finally created a course that teaches people how to make cute kawaii drawings and then make stickers and sell them!
It’s honestly one of the cutest and most inexpensive courses that you can get – especially if you want to sell stickers in your online store – like Etsy or Creative Market.
The course is in English, and it’s amazing!
What do you need?
A sketchbook, Photoshop or Procreate, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets. I explain how to make stickers on Procreate here.
Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii animals, this course is perfect!
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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101
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