how to draw a frog on a lily pad

How to Draw a Frog on a Lily Pad

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 frog on a lilypad step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

color the lily pad

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

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 frog on the lily pad – Step by step for beginners

I always start with simple shapes.

I’m going to draw a simple curve like this:

Next, draw 2 curves at the side of the frog’s head.

2 - draw 2 more curves on the frog's face

Next, we’ll draw the frog’s body.

We are going to draw a large curve.

3 - draw the frog's body

Next, we are going to draw the frog’s eyes. We’ll draw 2 small eyes in the upper portion and draw a small smile in the middle of the eyes.

4 - draw eyes and a mouth

We are keeping it simple – let’s draw the legs next.

I’m going to draw 4 small protrusions like this on the frogs.

5 - draw the frog's legs

Next, we’ll erase the frog’s body near the front legs.

6 - erase the overlapping lines

Easy, isn’t it?

Now, let’s draw the lily pad. We are going to draw a nice oval shape around the frog, like this first:

7 - draw the lily pad

Then we will erase a small portion of the lily pad

8 - draw the cut in the lily pad

Next, we’ll draw 2 lines moving toward the frog, like this because lily pads have this characteristic leaf.

9 - draw the rest of the lily pad

And we are done!

We finished drawing a frog on a lily pad.

We can now start coloring the cute 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!

10 - color the frog

Next, we are going to color the belly of the frog with a pale yellowish-green and I’m going to add blush spots on the frog.

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11 - draw blush spots on the frog

Lastly, we’ll color the lily pad a darker green.

12 - color the lily pad


You’ve learned how to draw a cute frog on a lily pad.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute frog on a lily pad.

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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!

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