How to Draw a Coyote

Two Methods:Looney Tunes CoyoteRegular Coyote

Learn how to draw two types of coyote: the Looney Tunes cartoon version and a real one. Just follow these simple steps. Let's begin!

Method 1
Looney Tunes Coyote

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    Draw a slightly slanted vertical oval for the head.
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    Draw a longer horizontal oval below (yet intersecting) the first one.
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    As a guide for the ears, draw two medium sized ovals on top of the first oval. Make it slimmer and slightly slanting as well.
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    Draw a small oval below to serve as the neck, followed by a bigger oval for the torso.
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    Add circles for his shoulders and joints; ovals for his arms.
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    Draw pairs of stretched ovals to form his legs and feet.
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    Using these guide shapes, trace the outline of Coyote's head.
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    Continue tracing Coyote's outline. don't forget to add a fluffy tail at his backside.
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    Add more details.
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    Erase unnecessary lines.
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    Color the drawing as desired.

Method 2
Regular Coyote

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    Draw a circle for the head.
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    Draw another sphere below and behind the first circle to serve as its neck.
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    Draw a U-shaped curve on the first circle, with its bottom pointing diagonally to the right. This will serve as the coyote's nose.
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    Remove unnecessary lines.
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    Draw a larger oval below and behind the second oval. This will serve as its body.
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    Below the large oval, draw stretched ovals for its legs. The front pairs straight and the back pairs with joints. Add circles below for the feet.
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    Using the guide lines as reference, draw the outline and ears of the coyote's head (To make a furry impression, use zigzag lines). Below the largest oval near the farthest leg, trace a slightly wavy line to as a guide for the tail.
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    In-between the ears, draw three vertical lines going down towards the nose. Draw a horizontal line intersecting these three lines to serve as guides where to place the eyes.
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    Using the above guide lines, draw details of its eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
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    Add inside details of the coyote's ears.
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    Begin tracing the front of the coyote's body and legs.
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    Continue tracing the rest of the coyote's body, legs and tail.
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    Erase unnecessary lines.
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    Add further "furry" details by using small line dashes.
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    Color the drawing as desired.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser gum
  • Colored pencils, crayons, markers or watercolors


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Categories: Drawing Animals