How to Draw a Chibi Squirrel

Are you in the mood for an overload of cute? You've come to the right place--follow this tutorial to learn how to draw an adorable chibi squirrel in a few easy-to-follow steps!


  1. Image titled Draw Chibi Squirrel Head Step 1
    Draw one large circle. Then, draw a horizontal oval that starts about two-thirds of the way down the circle. Make sure the two shapes overlap, as they do in the provided image. This sketch will be the base of your squirrel's head and cheeks.
  2. Image titled Draw Chibi Squirrel Ears Step 2
    Add two small, angled rectangles upon the top part of the circle. Make sure they should be slightly off to the sides of it. These rectangles will serve as the ears.
  3. Image titled Draw Chibi Squirrel Body Step 3
    For the body, draw a skewed trapezoid. Remember, when it comes to drawing chibis you should make sure that the body is about half the size of the head. Chibis are all about being non -proportional.
  4. Image titled Draw Chibi Squirrel Limbs Step 4
    Draw four small ovals for the arms and legs. Two should be inside the trapezoid (pointing towards the middle) while the other two should be below pointing to the two bottom corners of the trapezoid.
  5. Image titled Draw Chibi Squirrel Tail Step 5
    Sketch a tilted rectangle right beside the left arm. Above it, draw a large circle with a small swirl within it.
  6. Image titled Draw Chibi Squirrel Details Step 6
    Add some details to the base. In the middle of the trapezoid, draw a small, vertical oval. Within the two rectangles on the head, draw smaller rectangles. Draw two large circles for the eyes, then inside these circles, including circles for their highlights. Add the squirrel's mouth by drawing a round, cornered triangle for the nose and an upside down "Y" shape connected to the nose, with rectangular teeth sticking out of it.
  7. Image titled Draw Chibi Squirrel Colour Step 8
    Outline and color in your drawing. Add shading if you wish, and make sure that all extraneous guidelines have been erased.


  • Draw lightly in pencil so that you can easily rub out mistakes.
  • If you want to use markers/watercolors to color your drawing, use paper that is relatively thick and line over your pencil more darkly before doing so.
  • Experiment with shading, tone, and color to create interesting effects.

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