how to draw a strawberry frog step by step

How to Draw a Strawberry Frog

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.

And I’ve been obsessed with drawing kawaii frogs lately.

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

add highlights in teal color and you've finished drawing a strawberry frog

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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 strawberry 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.

draw a circle

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:

draw the frog's body

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:

draw the head of the cute chibi frog

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:

draw the legs of the frog

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:

draw the hands of the frog

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:

draw the eyes of the frog

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.

draw the belly of the frog

And we are done drawing the frog.

Now, we need to make this a strawberry frog. So, I’m going to draw a stem on its head

draw the stem of the strawberry frog

Next, we’ll draw the leaves on the strawberry frog.

draw the frog's leaves

We’re done!

Let’s color the strawberry frog.

I’m going to start by coloring the frog pink. Since I am drawing this on Procreate, I’m going to add a deeper color of peach to the stomach and then blend it using the blend/smudge tool.

color the strawberry frog pink

Now, I’ll add a deep rose color to the bottom of the frog and slowly blend this – you can do this with crayons, coloring pencils, or paints if you’re doing this traditionally.

add a gradient

Next, I’ll add blush spots to the frog’s cheeks to make it more kawaii and color the leaves green.

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color the leaves of the strawberry frog

Lastly, I’ll add highlights using a teal color on a new layer and change the layer’s blending mode to Add. I will decrease the opacity to 10% and the highlights will look like this:

add highlights in teal color and you've finished drawing a strawberry frog


You’ve learned how to draw a strawberry frog from scratch.

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 strawberry frog.

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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Learn how to create kawaii characters.

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You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

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What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, 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.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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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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