How to Draw Animals

Three Methods:Arctic Animals: Penguin and Polar BearBarn Animals: Pig and GoatCat and Rabbit

Animals are fun yet challenging to draw. This tutorial will show you how to draw different animals.

Method 1
Arctic Animals: Penguin and Polar Bear

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    Draw 2 circles for each animal: one for the head, another for the body. Draw also a cross on the bigger animal.
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    Sketch the guide for the legs and other features of the animals.
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    Then, draw the animals. For the polar bear, you could draw the fur by using lines and zigzag lines for the fur.
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    Erase the draft lines.
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    Color the animals as you like.
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    You could also add some background on it.
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    If all else fails, trace an animal.

Method 2
Barn Animals: Pig and Goat

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    Draw 2 circles for each animal: one for the head, another for the body.
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    Sketch the guide for the legs of the animals.
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    Add more details of the face such as nose, ears and eyes.
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    Then, draw the animals. Use wiggly lines for the sheep to make a furry texture.
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    Erase the draft lines and add more details.
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    Color the animals as you like.
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    You could also add some background on it.

Method 3
Cat and Rabbit

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    Draw circles for the basic shapes of the animals.
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    Draw the animal's face. Add the eyes, nose, mouth, chin and cheeks. Use curve and irregular lines. To complete the face, draw the ears.
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    Draw the front legs.
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    Sketch a long curve line for the animal's back.
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    Draw the back legs. Make them longer than the front legs.
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    Add the tail. Connect the line of the animal's back and the back legs line with an irregular line.
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    Use the same steps to complete drawing the other animals.
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    Erase all the extra lines and refine your drawing, if needed.
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    Color the drawing.

Things You'll Need

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

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