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Uploaded: December 16, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 13, 2010
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Hello all welcome back to another tutorial edition here on DragoArt.com. For my first lesson I will be doing a tutorial on a very popular reptilian animal that we all know and either love, fear, or hate. You will learn how to draw a crocodile. The crocodile that I’m doing is colored in a cartoony kind of way to make it more appealing to young and older kids. Crocodiles are sometimes confused with alligators because they resemble each other in appearance. What is the difference between the two you ask? This is one of the most common questions asked when learning about these rather interesting animals. Just to give you an idea of the difference I will first tell you that there are over five different qualities of the two species and I will tell you what they are in my own words from what I know. The first difference between the two is that they come from different families. The second difference is the shapes of their noses. If you look at an alligator you will see that they have a rounded tip nose almost resembling a “U” shape, and the crocodile has a more elongated “V” shape snout. The difference is very clear when you look at the two side by side. The alligator has a nosed made for strength, making it able to withstand the stress caused to bone when massive force is applied to crack open turtles and other hard-shelled invertebrates. The crocodile on the other hand have a snout made to on a more basic and general level leaving them capable of eating a wide variety of food. Now don’t get me wrong, crocodiles have a powerful jaw as well they are just more on the mainstream level of foods and an alligator is on a delicacy level. The third difference of the two is the way there teeth are shaped and lined. Alligators have a wider upper jaw and because of that their upper jaw almost completely overlaps the bottom jaw. In crocodiles the upper jaw and lower jaw are exactly the same width making the teeth in the lower jaw alien with the upper jaw when the mouth is closed. Now that we know some of the differences between the two let’s ask another question, what is bigger the crocodile or the alligator? Well that is all for today. This tutorial will show you how to draw a cartoon crocodile step by step. I will be back momentarily with more drawing lesson for you all to learn from. Stay tuned because there is more on the way.

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Step 2. How to Draw a Crocodile