Let`s learn how to draw a Tuatara.
Tuatara are reptiles which look very similar to lizards. But scientists have found that this similarity is superficial. Actually, tuatara are the most ancient reptiles and they have some unique features of the structure. The upper jaw of tuatara front has a beak outgrowth. On the outside it is not noticeable,but it is a fact that no other reptile has such a beak.
Also Tuatara is famous for its THIRD EYE! Although, to be honest, some lizards, invertebrates and fishes also have the third eye. But it brought glory only to the tuatara. The third eye is located on the back of the head and looks like a small spot.The eye with retina and the lens is covered with a translucent skin and can only distinguish light and darkness, as well , amazingly, the temperature.
But enough of scientific research, let’s remember that our goal is to learn how to draw a tuatara.
Tuatara drawing – lesson 1
Draw a pencil sketch:
Now draw as if it were an ordinary lizard. Refine the shape of the body:
Tuatara have a good body and very muscular clawed paws:
The tail has a typical reptilian shape:
Draw the head. Unfortunately, we will not be able to portray the beak and the third eye.
But we can make the crest of the triangular plates along the ridge.
Tuatara drawing – lesson 2
I hope you remember that we must begin with the sketch:
Draw a strong body and a curved tapered tail:
Move on to drawing paws:
Along with the body they look so:
Draw the head and spines along the spine and at the nape:
And add shadows:
Some researchers say that the tuatara almost completely disappeared, while others argue that the population is stable and tuatara is out of danger of extinction. I hope for the best.
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