|Uploaded:||January 26, 2009|
|Updated:||January 13, 2010|
Today is a new day and with this new day comes new drawing tutorials. For my first lesson I will be showing you how to draw a chameleon step by step. These lizard like animals are very cool looking and very cool in general. For some people owning a chameleon as a pet is better than owning an iguana. Chameleons are the reptilian creatures that are said to have the ability to camouflage themselves from predators and from prey. These animals are truly fascinating in every aspect of the word. What other reptile do you know of have upper and lower eyelids joined together with a small hole that is only large enough for their pupils to pierce through so that they can have a bird’s eye view on their surroundings. Did you know that Chameleons have the ability to use one eye at a time? It’s true; the Chameleon can rotate its eyes or eye at a full 360-degree arc to see what is in front of him, behind him, to the left or to the right of him. Now, I know you might think just by the description I am giving you so far this animal is incredible. But guess what, you haven’t read anything yet. Chameleons have very strong and very long tongues that they use to capture prey. When I say that their tongues are long, I mean that they are sometimes longer than their own bodies. Did you know that a chameleons tongue moves faster that the human eye can follow? Yup this is also true; when extending their tongues it literally moves at 26 body lengths per second and hits its prey at an amazing thirty thousandths of a second. They also have five toes on each foot but they are fuzzed together in a way that allows them to tightly grip onto the surfaces they sit on which are mainly narrow branches. They also have a sharp nail so that they are able to climb on bark when approaching a tree. No matter how you look at this reptilian creature, they are amazing. I will show you how to draw a chameleon step by step. I hope you enjoy this easy to follow tutorial and when you are done you will have a pet of your own. I will be back again with more drawing fun, so stay tuned gang.