How to Draw the Alligator from Pearls Before Swine

On Sunday morning, you wake up and go straight to the table to eat breakfast. You take out the Sunday newspaper and look and look. "!" Yes! You have found the comics and you open it up to one of your favorite comics, Pearls Before Swine. You read it then laugh and think, "That'd be cool to draw the alligator from Pearls Before Swine. I could make my own comics..." Well don't wait any longer. Learn how to with these step by step directions and soon you'll be making your own comics that you can show all your friends.


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    Draw a circle and a line. Make the left point on the line connect to the right side of the circle. The circle is one of his/her eyes. The line is the top part of his nose.
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    Draw two small bumps connected to the right side of the line you just drew. These will be another part of his nose.
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    Now draw two small dots, one in each of the bumps.
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    Where the second bump ends, draw a line going down then curve the line and go past the eyes then curve up and end it. This is part of his smile.
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    Now draw a curve at the end of the line that you just drew (make sure you make the curve curving over the line).
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    Where the first eye is, draw a curve from it to the top of the nose. This is the second eye. It should look like the first eye you drew is in front of it.
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    Now, draw a dot in both eyes. These dots are the pupils.
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    Next, draw a large curve that starts on the top of the second eye. Don't make it curve all the way around. Make it curve about halfway. Draw another curve that starts where the curve finished.
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    Then, draw another curve where your last curve finished. This is the ear. By now, the end of the curve should be about where the top of the smile is.
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    Now, at the bottom of the curve you just made, draw a line that goes down and then curves back up and stops leaving a little space from the smile.
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    Next, make a line that starts from the end of the line you just drew and goes straight right and curves up to about the end of the smile.
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    Your almost done :) Next, draw two lines coming down from the bottom of the line you drew in step 10. These are the legs. Now draw three little lines coming off each of the legs you just drew. These are the toes.
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    Now, draw a line that starts from the end of the line you drew in step 10 and curves down to that same line but in between the legs.
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    Draw three lines that the ends of them connect to the right side of the line you drew in step 10 and the line you drew in step 13.
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    Draw the arm and hand in between the stomach and the back.
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    You are done so show your friends and enjoy. :)


  • At first the alligator will look really bad. But after a while, it will begin to look exactly like the real thing.
  • You can make the alligator look different by changing how big or small you make the curves.
  • Drawing the alligator looking different ways, different moods, and talking will give you a better understanding of how to draw the alligator.
  • If confused look at the real picture of the alligator.
  • The more you practice drawing the alligator the better you'll get at drawing it.
  • Make the pupils dark so you can see them without having to try to see them (without having to look really close and squint your eyes). Don't make the eyes too big though.


  • Pencils can have sharp points, so be careful.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper

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Categories: Drawing Animals