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Draw a Sea Turtle

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Here's a fun little tutorial, ideal for younger kids. One class of students even used this drawing to create a beautiful display of multicolored, painted turtles. Follow these simple steps to draw this cute sea turtle swimming through the ocean.

1. Start with an Egg Shape

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First draw a tilted egg-shape for the sea turtle's body, with the bottom part rounded and the top slightly pointed. Then draw the front boomerang-shaped flippers, and add the rather triangular back flippers. Then draw the turtle's spoon-shaped head and neck

2. Add Detail

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Draw another egg shape inside the first, letting it join up to the top edge as shown. To draw the shell pattern, add a row of squashed diamond shapes along the middle. Then add the turtle's eye and mouth.

3. Finish the Sea Turtle

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Complete the shell by drawing the lines dividing up the outer band of the shell. Create the leathery texture of the turtle's skin by drawing a random pattern of little marks here and there.
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