How to draw a Chameleon ✍

In this drawing lesson we are going to learn how to draw a chameleon in 9 easy steps. Step by step we will create its different parts of the body until we finally have the complete image of the chameleon.

You may find it interesting to know a little more about this small reptile, did you know that … ?

Chameleons are a distinctive and highly specialized group of lizards.

    • The chameleon can change color to blend in with the environment, since it is an animal that mainly hunts insects, catching them by surprise

There are around 160 species of chameleons in the world.

Their size varies from 3.3 cm to 68.5 cm.

    • They can move each of their two eyes independently, allowing them to see almost 360 degrees.

Chameleons have very long tongues (sometimes longer than their own body length) that are capable of rapidly extending out of their mouths.

Chameleons prefer running water to stagnant water.

Curious right? It’s time to take a pencil and paper and draw our own chameleon.

How to draw a chameleon step by step

At first glance it may seem that drawing a chameleon is not easy, but step by step with the design we have chosen, both children and beginners can easily draw it.

Draw the top of the chameleon’s head.

Leaving a small space, add what will be the outer part of the chameleon’s arm.


Add the back, the paw and hands.


    1. Draw the rest of the paw and arm.


    1. Draw the mouth and the body in the same stroke and part of the chameleon’s tail.


Add the fingers to the hands, a new line to the paw, and another section of the tail coiled of the chameleon.


    1. Draw the branch to which the chameleon is clinging, the end of its tail and the eye.


Add a line along the chameleon’s body that reaches to the first section of its tail and a new circle in his eye, guiding his gaze downwards.


To finish, draw two parallel lines on the chameleon’s belly and a new line on the first section of the tail.



Congratulations! You have finished your drawing of a chameleon. You can continue learning to draw more animals and share your experience with the community, you may have some advice that can help other cartoonists 🙂

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