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Easy to Draw Animals (50+ Animal Drawings Step by Step Guide)

In this massive post we have over 50 easy to draw animals with step by step guides for each.

We’ve broken down how to draw animals easily with images and tips below.

Some quick tips if you are trying to follow along these guides are:

  • draw light and loose
  • don’t be afraid to erase large sections (or start over entirely)
  • if you want to start with some of the easier ones we recommend a bee or penguin
  • lastly, these were done on an iPad with Procreate, but you can follow along with nearly any medium

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have fun with these easy to draw animals!

Table of Contents

    1. Alligator Drawing

    To draw an alligator, start by drawing its head. To do this, create two small arcs with a line between them. This will be the alligator’s eyes.

    Next, for its snout, create a line that’s going a bit downwards, then once it’s long enough, at the end of the line, make a wide curve going inwards. Do this until it’s in line with the eyes.

    For the bottom snout, create a downward slope from the tip of the upper snout. Then, once there’s enough space, create a long line.

    Once you have the head down, draw the alligator’s face. Start with the eyes and teeth then add the minor details last.

    From the head, draw the shape of the alligator’s body, which is two long curves. Add the tail at the end by making the tip of the curves meet. Once you have the shape drawn, it should be easier to add the rest.

    Here’s the final product:

    2. Ant Drawing

    Drawing an ant is a lot simpler than drawing an alligator. To start with, draw three circles of different sizes. The smallest one should be in the middle. Make sure the other two circles are more oblong shaped than they are perfect circles as these will be the ant’s head and butt.

    After you’ve drawn the ant’s body, proceed with making its face. To do this, draw two small circles for its eyes and two small triangles with its tips facing each other for the ant’s mandibles.

    3. Bat Drawing

    To draw a bat, you must first start with its head. It has a small angular head with two triangular ears. After you’ve drawn the bat’s head, draw its fur around its neck.

    From there, draw an oblong for the bat’s body and add the feat. This will give you a basis for the wings.

    Next, draw the bat’s wings. This can be done by drawing two triangles on each side (remove the bottom line) and then creating multiple arcs going down until it meets in the middle (it should meet between the bat’s feet.

    4. Bee Drawing

    A bee is one of the simplest animals you can draw. Plus it’s adorable!

    Begin with an oblong. Then, at the top in the middle, draw two semi-circles for its wings. Add details by drawing a simple line with branches inside.

    Next, draw the bee’s stingers and legs. After that, add stripes and the bee’s face. You can give it any expression you want but a happy bee is usually the cutest!

    5. Beetle Drawing

    Beetles are interesting insects and they’re not all that complicated to draw. Start by drawing a really small oblong shape on top of a rounded trapezoid. This will be the beetle’s head.

    Next, add its wings by drawing a long arc going from one side of the head to the other. Add a line in the middle to indicate its wings.

    For the beetle’s legs, draw thin curved sticks with a Y-shape at its tip. Do this six times as beetles have six legs. Lastly, add details by drawing curved lines inside the oblong and trapezoid shapes then add the beetle’s antenna.

    6. Bird Drawing

    People often think birds are complicated to draw so they opt to do the easier “M” shaped birds. However, drawing birds are actually quite simple once you break it down into a few steps.

    A great place to start is always the head. Draw two curved lines, with the top almost connecting. From the gap, draw a small side-ways “w”. This will indicate the feather on the bird’s head.

    Next, add eyes and a beak. The beak is simply a triangle on top of a smaller upside-down triangle.

    Draw the bird’s wings. Create a curved line going downwards from the left side of the bird’s head, make sure to add bumps as this will be the bird’s feathers. Continue that curve by going inwards creating an L shape.

    After you’ve drawn the wings, draw the bird’s chest. From the end of the curve earlier, draw an arc until it almost reaches the tip of the wings (make sure to leave a bit of gap). With that gap, add the bird’s tail wing.

    Lastly, draw its legs and a stick for it to perch.

    7. Bunny Drawing

    A bunny is also an easy and cute animal to draw. Start with a circle for its head (leave a gap for the body). Add two long ears on the circle, these usually look like upside-down eggplants. Next, add the bunny’s face.

    After that, draw its body by creating a short arc, from there you can simply add the bunny’s legs and the rest of its body.

    8. Butterfly Drawing

    A butterfly is a small but majestic insect. They’re known for the beautiful designs on their wings.

    To draw a butterfly, begin by drawing its body, which is comprised of simple shapes like a circle, an oval, and a rounded triangle. Add details like face and antenna by drawing small lines on those shapes.

    Once you’ve drawn the butterfly’s face, you can start on its wings. Different butterflies have different wing shapes. To make it easy, we’ll use the typical rounded butterfly wings.

    To draw the wings, start by making two balloon shapes on top of the butterfly’s upper body. Next, create two smaller balloon shapes on the butterfly’s lower body.

    To finish drawing the butterfly, add a simple design to the wings. Go wild. It doesn’t have to be scientifically accurate.

    9. Camel Drawing

    A camel is one of the more complicated animals to draw. As it usually goes, start with the animal’s head.

    Next, draw the camel’s neck. A camel has a long furry neck so don’t forget to add details that will make the neck appear furry.

    Once you’ve drawn the neck, add the camel’s humps. Some camels have only one hump and some have two. For our camel, we’ll give it two cause we’re feeling generous.

    Note that both humps don’t to be equal in shape. They just have to be lumpy and bumpy.

    After you’ve drawn the humps, draw the camel’s legs and tail.

    10. Cat Drawing

    Cats. Man’s mischievous companion that does nothing but sleep and knock stuff over.

    To draw a cat, first, draw a dumpling shape for its head. Add two triangular ears and some fluff to the dumpling. Next, add eyes and some whiskers.

    People like to draw a cat’s eyes bigger than it usually is to make the cat seem cuter and hide its penchant for evil behind the cuteness. For the nose and mouth, make a small upside-down triangle and have it lead to a “w”.

    The next step is to draw the cat’s legs and body.

    Since we’re drawing a front-facing cat, draw the body by creating a vase-like shape. For its feet and paws, create an oval and add a couple of lines.

    After that, finish the drawing by adding a furry little tail.

    11. Caterpillar Drawing

    Caterpillars are fun to draw because they’re portrayed to be a lot cuter than how they actually look in real life. (You’d be surprised at how they don’t actually blush and smile at you).

    To draw a caterpillar, draw a small dumpling shape. Do this over and over until you have enough to call your drawing a caterpillar. Make sure that as you draw the dumplings, it gets slightly bigger and bigger until it reaches the middle.

    From the middle, do the opposite and make it smaller and smaller till you reach the tip. (Try not to go overboard with the dumplings cause otherwise you’d make a really weird noodle).

    On the first dumpling, draw a simple caterpillar face. Give it a smile and a blush to make it cute. Add antennas and little legs and that’s it!

    You can color it green to top it off, or, if you wanna keep it simple, just add a couple of small ovals to the caterpillar’s body.

    Give it a leaf to rest, eat, and eventually cocoon. Then it’ll emerge as the beautiful butterfly you drew earlier.

    12. Chick Drawing

    Chicks are a great subject for drawing. They’re simple, they’re cute, and if you’re drawing with colors, you only really need two to pop off.

    To draw chicks, draw a circle on top of an ellipse (make the tip of the ellipse slightly pointy). Add two small bumps on top of the circle to indicate feathers.

    Draw the chick’s wings by creating a small curve inside the ellipse, beginning from the tip. Add a couple of lines for its wings.

    Next, draw the chick’s face. A simple dot for the eyes and a diamond shape with a line in the middle for the beak will suffice. Give it a blush.

    At the bottom of the ellipse, add two small bumps then draw the chick’s legs. To top it off, add broken eggshell pieces around it to show that the chick has just recently left the comfort of blissful non-existence and is about to fall prey to a hundred different predators.

    13. Chicken Drawing

    The chicken! The mother of the chick we drew earlier.

    To draw a chicken, draw a rounded crescent shape and give it a beak and some feathers. Don’t forget to add some bumps on the bottom for the legs.

    Next, at the top, add some lumps for the comb. Do the same at the bottom of the chicken’s beak for the wattle. Then, enclose the eye by drawing an arc around it.

    For the last step, draw the chicken’s legs.

    14. Cow Drawing

    Cows are crazy cause they jump over moons to distract us from the fact that a dish is running away with a spoon. So let’s draw cows.

    To draw a cow, start with its head and body. The head is shaped like a side-ways cone with a flat bottom and the body is shaped like a rounded rectangle (we’ll add the legs later. It’s important to figure out the shape of the animal first, before drawing it).

    On the cow’s head, add ears, eyes, and a mouth. Then, draw a circle above the mouth and add two dots inside it for the nose.

    Next, add the cow’s legs (as shown in the picture). Once you’ve added the legs, give the cow some milkers by drawing a semi-circle in front of its hind legs. Give it a tail too while you’re at it.

    Lastly, draw and color in the cow’s spots.

    15. Deer Drawing

    The Deer. A majestic animal that often gets criticized for not running away when you’re barreling towards them in a car but runs like lightning when you step on a leaf a mile away from them.

    They’re quite simple to draw. Begin by drawing its neck and head. (Imagine you’re drawing a sock puppet but the part where your hand is supposed to be is made up with hard edges).

    Add some ears, eyes, and a mouth then draw the deer’s body. For the upper part of the body, draw a straight line then have it end in a downward curve for the tail.

    For the lower body, draw an arc going toward the tail. Remember to add little bumps to indicate fur. Next, add the deer’s legs.

    The last step is to draw the deer’s antlers. Simply draw a jagged twig and add small branches to it.

    16. Dinosaur Drawing

    The dinosaur (or more specifically, the T-Rex). The chicken but deadly.

    To draw a dinosaur, create its upper body first. Start with its snout then descend to the base of the dinosaur. This involves using a lot of curves.

    Next, do the same for the lower part of the dinosaur’s body. Make its lower mouth a lot thinner than the snout. This should make it look like the dinosaur has its mouth open as if it’s roaring.

    After this, add the dinosaur’s facial features. Give the mouth a ton of sharp teeth too but remember to leave a gap near the end of the mouth for that bit of skin dinosaurs have when they open their mouths.

    The next step is to draw the arms and legs. Since we’re drawing a T-rex, the arms should be a lot tinier than the legs. After that, from the point you left off earlier when drawing the body, continue it by creating two arcs that intersect at the tip. This should make the dinosaur’s tail.

    Then, for the last step, add details on the dinosaur’s body.

    17. Dog Drawing

    Dogs. Man’s best friend and a cat’s greatest enemy (Or a friend. Depending on the cat).

    Dogs come in different breeds, shapes, and sizes, but for now, let’s go with the stereotypical dog with a wagging tail and its tongue sticking out.

    Similar to the dinosaur, start by drawing its snout and upper body first then proceed to draw its lower body.

    Next, add the features on the dog’s head: its teeth, eyes, nose, and ears. Draw a bit of fur sticking out at the top of its head then draw its tongue.

    After that, add the dog’s front and hind legs. Then, lastly, give it a tail.

    To make it appear as though the tail is wagging, add lines just over the top of it and recreate a bit of its shape next to it.

    18. Dolphin Drawing

    Dolphins are great because they have the reputation of a cute little angel when in reality, they’re the ocean’s biggest bully. They’re also really simple and easy to draw.

    To start with, draw two lines that are about to intersect (make the top line more curved than the bottom line). Then, fill the gap by drawing a rounded cone. This will be the dolphin’s snout (which they can use to poke and chew poor little pufferfishes to get high)

    Next, give the dolphin some flippers at the bottom and a dorsal fin on top. Then from there, draw a downward curve. Leave a small gap from where it’s supposed to intersect and then draw the dolphin’s tail.

    To finish the drawing, draw a curved line from the tip of its snout all the way to where the tail meets the body. Erase and give it a gap in the face area and then you have your mouth.

    Give the dolphin some eyes so they can see who to torment next in the vast kingdom of the ocean.

    19. Duck Drawing

    Ducks are funny because apparently, their first name is Donald. Unfortunately, though, they don’t talk and exchange quips with anthropomorphic mice.

    To draw a duck, start with its head. It has a round head and a long neck. Next, add its bill and its eyes.

    After that, draw the duck’s body. From the neck, create a shape that looks like a boat if it were drawn by someone who has never seen a boat and had only heard its description. Add a few bumps at the tail to indicate that the duck indeed has feathers.

    Next, add the duck’s feet. At the bottom of the body, add two little semi-circles then draw the duck’s legs and feet. The feet are shaped like a triangle but there are little nubs sticking out on its side and middle.

    Lastly, give the duck some wings.

    20. Elephant Drawing

    Up next, an elephant. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t actually fly. No matter how big their ears get.

    To draw a non-flying elephant, start by drawing a giant curve, almost in the shape of a hook. At the tip of that curve, draw a small inward curve for the elephant’s trunks. Next, add the elephant’s ears.

    At the top of the curve you drew earlier, draw a wavy-looking check mark. The next step is to finish the elephant’s trunks by recreating the same hook-like shape (don’t let it reach to the top though. Draw the elephant’s mouth and chin.)

    Once you have the head shape down, draw its eyes and tusks.

    After that, create the shape of the elephant’s body by making a rounded rectangle. At the bottom of that rectangle, draw the elephant’s feet and legs. Unlike most animals, elephant legs are simple and straightforward.

    To finish the drawing, draw the elephant’s tail.

    21. Fox Drawing

    The sly fox. The bane of a certain Latina explorer and her pet monkey’s existence. King of no swiping. Foxes, despite the reputation of being sly and a swiper, are actually pretty cute animals. And they make for a great drawing.

    To draw a fox, draw a circle for its head (you don’t have to make it a perfect circle). Add fluff at the top of its head and a bit of fur on the side. Draw the fox’s nose and have it connect with the fur you added earlier. While you’re at it, draw the fox’s mouth.

    Next, give the fox some ears. Similar to the cat’s ears, it has a triangular shape. Add a line inside of the ear and draw a bit of fur. Then, give the fox some eyes and eyebrows.

    After that, draw the fox’s body and legs (as seen in the picture). Since we’re drawing the fox to be facing us, the legs and feet will be flat on the ground. Next, draw the front legs and paws. Create two lines and at the end of it (make it align with the feet), draw a semi-circle.

    For the final touch, draw the fox’s tail and fur around its neck.

    22. Frog Drawing

    Frogs are simple animals to draw. If you’re looking for an easy subject, frogs are the way to go. (No reference to popular media as I can’t, for the life of me, remember one with frogs). Anyway, to draw a frog, you gotta Kermit to it.

    Start by drawing an oval shape but give it a slight curve in the middle. Next, draw its front legs and web feet.

    Next, draw its hind legs. To do this, make a semi-oval shape but with a pointy tip. Then, on the inside of the oval, draw a line curving downwards then, as you align with the frog’s base, have it turn and curve back. From here, you can finish the frog’s feet by drawing a straight line and then creating a couple of arcs.

    Lastly, add the frog’s eyes and mouth. To give it more detail, add some speck on its back.

    23. Giraffe Drawing

    Giraffes. The animals with really long necks and that’s really all they’re known for. Science suggests they used to have really short necks but thanks to the magic that is evolution, they grew longer over time.

    To draw a giraffe, start by drawing what looks like a ladle. Give the ladle some really long legs then add a face and some ears at the ladle’s tip. Give it a small antenna too.

    Next, draw the giraffe’s majestic hair (not as majestic as a lion’s though). Lastly, add its tail and spots. Color in the spots to make your drawing really pop off.

    24. Goose Drawing

    Goose and geese. Geese are my favorite animal cause they can wield a knife in untitled video games.

    Similar to the giraffe, draw a shape that looks like a ladle, but instead of making its tip angular, make it more rounded. On the inside of that lade, draw an upside-down arc with little bumps in the end for its wings.

    Give the goose tail feathers as well while you’re at it.

    Next, draw the goose’s beak and eyes. It’s up to you what expression to give the goose, but personally, I’m going for an evil look to show people that geese are an animal of chaos and follow no order of law.

    For the beak, give it a cone-like shape. Draw a line in the middle so it can open its beak and show the plethora of teeth (that are apparently not teeth) it’s hiding.

    Lastly, draw the goose’s legs and feet so it can walk around and unleash its feral behaviour.

    25. Hamster Drawing

    Another simple and easy animal to draw: The Hamster. Did you know hamsters are banned in Hawaii due to their high reproductive rate? These little fellas know how to get wild. So much so they get banned in a state.

    To draw hamsters, create an oval shape. Give it curves for the hamster’s face.

    Next, add the hamster’s hands and feet. Once you’re done with that, give it some ears and draw a bit of fur around its body.

    Lastly, draw its adorable little face and voila! You have a hamster.

    26. Hedgehog Drawing

    Hedgehogs! They, unfortunately, are not blue, pink, or orange nor do they collect coins and run super fast. But they do have spikes and are really easy to draw.

    Start by drawing a balloon laying on its side. Make the bottom part flat. Next, add the hedgehog’s face: its nose, ears, and mouth.

    After that, add the hedgehog’s little legs by creating “J” shapes and adding claws at the end of it.

    For the last step, draw the spikes by creating jagged little edges around its body. Draw them inside of the balloon as well. You don’t have to draw them all individually, just scatter them around to represent the hedgehog’s spikes.

    27. Hippo Drawing

    Hungry hungry hippos. They are large and round, making them an easy animal to draw (not really but let’s pretend).

    Start by drawing a nose in the side-view but instead of it connecting to a face, have the top connect to a line going downwards. Next, draw the bottom portion of the hippo’s head by creating a curved line. Add branches towards the end to represent the folds around the hippo’s neck.

    The next step is to draw an oval shape connecting the top of the neck to the bottom. This will be the hippo’s body. At the lower part of the oval, draw the hippo’s legs and feet. Their leg shape is similar to that of the elephant’s (in drawing, at least).

    28. Horse Drawing

    Horses are considered to be majestic animals. I mean look at them. That said, they’re also one of the hardest animals to get right when drawing. Lucky for you, we have a step-by-step breakdown of how to (somewhat) draw a horsey right.

    Start by drawing its head which is made up of one line curving downwards and connecting to a wavy squiggle that looks like a really tired “W”. Then, from each end of the head, draw a line going downwards for the horse’s neck. Add leaf-shaped ears on top of the head as well.

    For the body, on the bottom tip of the neck’s outline, draw a line that gradually curves inwards. At the top part of the neck, connect it to an “S” shaped line if the “S” gave up halfway through.

    Now that you have the body, draw the horse’s legs. The last step is to then add details to the horse’s face and then give the horse some hair to capture how majestic they truly are.

    29. Hummingbird Drawing

    We drew a bird earlier but how about drawing a more specific bird? A bird that hums. A hummingbird.

    Start by drawing a bowling pin-looking shape. Make the bowling pin look as if it has already had enough and is ready to retire (make it droop sideways).

    Add wings and a tail wing to the sad-looking bowling pin. Next, give the bird a long and sharp beak. Add eyes at the top of the bird’s body and claws at its base. Then, to finish it, draw a line from the bird’s beak to its base (don’t make the line straight, have it curve in different areas).

    30. Koala Drawing

    Koalas are cute and cuddly and, not to mention, lazy. Truly, an animal that represents many.

    Koalas are a bit complicated to draw though. To begin, draw a dumpling-like shape. Leave a gap at the bottom for the body.

    Next, draw the koala’s ears. Their ears are shaped like an oval, however, add little bumps on them to indicate fluff. Then, add the koala’s face.

    Koalas have large round eyes and a cute rounded square nose. On the nose, draw two upside-down “L” shapes on either side. In between those “L” shapes, draw the koala’s mouth.

    For the body, start with its back. Make two little bumps from the neck then one giant arc. This arc will lead to the koala’s legs and feet.

    From the “L” shape earlier, draw a curve swooping downwards. Next, draw the arms and legs. Give the koala some claws to remind people that these babies are not all that cuddly. To finish the drawing, create a line from the middle of the arm then have it curve sideways to meet with the koala’s neck.

    To top it off, draw a branch for the koala to chill and hang out.

    31. Ladybug Drawing

    Ladybugs are great cause they’re good at minding their own business and looking pretty, unlike SOME other insects (talking to you, WASPS). Not only that, they’re also in the ranks of one of the easiest animals to draw.

    Start by creating a small oval shape (make it a little bit angular on one side). Then, from that oval, draw a large balloon shape. Make it a bit flat on the end and add a line in the middle as this will be the ladybug’s wings.

    Next, give the bug some eyes. Make it big so that it seems cute (no bug is cute but let’s pretend this one is). On the flat side of the balloon shape you drew earlier, add three little legs.

    Lastly, give the ladybug an antenna and add a bunch of small dots on its back.

    32. Lion Drawing

    The lion. The king of the jungle. The Lion King.

    To draw these ferocious beasts, draw its head first then proceed to its mane. Its head is simple but angular.

    As for its mane, it should be bigger than the lion’s head. Give it little spikey hair in some areas to make it appear fluffy and luscious.

    The next step is to draw the body. The upper body outline is comprised of a wavy line that hooks toward the end. The lower part is just literally a line going downwards.

    Then draw the lion’s front and hind legs. Lastly, add the tail and sprinkle in some more details on the mane and paws. There you have it, a lion. Now it can befriend a meerkat and a warthog.

    33. Monkey Drawing

    Monkeys are interesting. Rumor has it they’re often curious and are named George.

    To draw a monkey, start by making a circle. Erase to give it a gap and then draw a long eggplant shape for the body.

    At the top of that eggplant shape, draw the arms. Connect those arms to the hands. Give one hand a banana to make your monkey happy.

    Next, draw the legs and feet. Our monkey is sitting down and enjoying their banana so for the legs and feet we’re gonna make a half-oval shape. Connect that shape to the feet (if you don’t know how to draw a money’s feet, they’re basically just hands).

    At the base of the eggplant shape we drew earlier, draw the monkey’s tail. The last step should be the monkey’s face.

    Give it a grin to show how much they’re enjoying the banana you gave it earlier.

    34. Moth Drawing

    Moths. Destroyer of clothes and lover of flames. The younger and overlooked sibling of the butterfly. Lucky for us, they’re easy to draw.

    The first step is to draw a circle. Then add a cone shape to it with a sharp tip. Next, draw its wings. Similar to the butterfly, the moth will have four separate wings.

    Once you’ve drawn the wings, you can add the details to it. Moth wings commonly have eye-looking patterns on their wings but feel free to be creative.

    For the last step, draw its eyes and its creepy eyebrows. Now it can fly around either looking for clothes to chew or flames to fly into.

    35. Mouse Drawing

    Mouse. Small but evil. Evil enough to run a certain exploitative billion-dollar corporation.

    To draw a mouse, draw a shape that looks like a lightbulb. Connect that lightbulb to an oblong shape for the mouse’s body.

    Next, add its ears. Mouses tend to have large round ears to better hear the cries of their underpaid employees. Give it small beady eyes, a cute button nose, a mouth, and a couple of whiskers.

    After that, add the mouse’s arms and legs. Then, finish it off by drawing its tail.

    36. Narwhal Drawing

    Narwhals! The unicorns of the oceans. They’re pretty simple in shape so they’re easy to draw.

    Start by drawing half an oval and connecting it to two curves that are about to intersect. Give it a fin and a mermaid tail.

    Then, draw the narwhal’s face and horns. Make the horn long and pointy. It doesn’t have to be perfectly straight.

    Add little freckles on the back of the narwhal and voila! You’re done. You’ve drawn the sea unicorn.

    37. Octopus Drawing

    Did you know octopuses have three hearts? One for blood circulation and two for pumping and picking up oxygen. They also have tentacles if you didn’t already notice.

    To draw an octopus, make a balloon shape for its head, and give it two little bumps on each side for the eyes.

    From there, it’s as simple as it gets. Draw each tentacle with curved lines (they have eight!). Once you’ve drawn all tentacles, all you have to do is add the eyes and the suction cups (just draw circles and you’ll be fine).

    38. Owl Drawing

    Owls are considered to represent wisdom. There’s nothing wise about them but they do turn their heads all the way around in the creepiest way so I guess we’ll leave them be. They’re also kind of cute when they’re not giving you that thousand-yard stare.

    To draw an owl, first, make a simple rounded rectangular shape. Next, draw the owl’s little graduation hat to represent truly how wise they are.

    After that, draw an apple shape inside of the rounded rectangle. From the tip of the owl’s hat and the middle of the apple shape, draw the owl’s beak.

    Next, draw the owl’s body by creating an oval shape. Create two lines inside of the oval to represent the bird’s wings. After that, draw the claws.

    To finish the drawing, add little details inside of the oval shape to show that the owl does indeed have feathers.

    39. Panda Drawing

    Have you ever seen a panda that knows kung-fu? Me neither. That’s why we’ll be drawing a chill and laidback panda that looks like it knows your darkest secret.

    To draw a panda, draw a ball that looks like it’s been kicked one too many times. Add fur and ears to that ball. Draw the ball two more times but this time make it smaller and more droopy.

    Next, draw the panda’s body and arms. Between the arms, create an “M” shape. Then, draw the panda’s legs.

    For the last step, draw the panda’s face and facial expression.

    40. Penguin Drawing

    Penguins! One of the most overrepresented animals in popular media. As they should be, they’re cute and cuddly. Especially when they come in groups of four.

    To draw a penguin, draw a shape that looks like a fingernail. Give it some flippers and webbed feet then draw its face and beak.

    After that, create the white outline of a penguin. Start from its beak then end at the base of the penguin.

    And that’s it. That’s how you draw a penguin.

    41. Pig Drawing

    A fun fact about pigs is that they can’t fly. Bet you didn’t know that. However, if you learn how to draw a pig, you can give it wings!

    To draw a pig, start by making an oblong. Give it a slanted shape on one side.

    Next, draw the pig’s snout. This is easily done by sketching out a cylinder first and then drawing two lines inside of the cylinder. You can then draw the pig’s mouth.

    After that, draw the pig’s eyes and ears, then give it a springy little tail. For the last step, draw the pig’s legs.

    42. Puppy Drawing

    Puppies! The pre-dog. The pre-best friend of man. They’re a fun subject to draw as not only are they cute, but they’re also easy enough to draw.

    To draw a puppy, start by drawing its head. Create an arc and then draw another smaller arc and have it curve inward.

    Add the facial features of the puppy. Similar to the dog we drew earlier, our puppy will have its mouth open and tongue sticking out (he’s a happy boi).

    Next, draw the fluff on top of the puppy’s head and the ears on each side. After that, draw an arc from the puppy’s ear to the base where the puppy’s tail is going to be. Do the same for the lower part of the puppy.

    Then, add the puppy’s front and hind legs. Lastly, give the puppy a bit of fluff on its chest and a wagging tail.

    43. Raccoon Drawing

    Raccoons are known to be dumpster divers. But they’re also known to be one of the few animals in the animal kingdom to have thumbs.

    Draw a raccoon by making a small circle. Add fur on either side of the circle and make little triangles on top of the circle for the raccoon’s ears.

    Draw the details of the face. Remember to add the little shape around the raccoon’s eyes. Next, draw the raccoon’s body by making an oval shape first as a basis.

    Add legs to the oval shape and give it tiny little raccoon hands. Remember that raccoons are covered in fur so make the legs as furry as you can.

    To finish your raccoon drawing, add the tail and give it some stripes.

    44. Rat Drawing

    Rats. Some scurry around the filthiest places you know and some hide underneath chef’s hats to cook for a highly reputable restaurant.

    To draw le tiny chef, start by sketching out the shape of its body first. Rats have a somewhat pointed head with a base in the shape of a balloon.

    Once you’ve drawn the body, add legs to it. Give it some arms as well as they need that to create their next hit dish.

    Next, give the rat some facial features and a cute little ear, and lastly, draw the rat’s tail.

    45. Rhino Drawing

    Rhinos! Despite having horns on their heads and actually EXISTING, they’re not as beloved as the mythical unicorn. It’s tough out here.

    To draw a rhino, begin by making the outline of its head first. Next, draw a semi-circle from one end of the outline to the other. On that circle, add the rhino’s butt and hind legs.

    Then, draw the rhino’s front legs as well as the neck folds of the rhino. Add the rhino’s face and then draw its horns. Rhinos have two horns: one big one that sits on top of their nose and a smaller one behind it.

    46. Shark Drawing

    Sharks are known as the animal whose reputation got ruined by Hollywood. Can sharks kill? Yes. But so can cars and we don’t get a horror thriller on that do we?

    To draw a shark, make a wide “V” shape. This will be the shark’s forefront.

    Next, add the shark’s dorsal fin and flippers to where the “V” shape ended. Then create two lines, one doing downward and the other going upward. Leave a gap and on that gap, add the shark’s tailfin. Also, add the other fins on the shark while you’re on it.

    Then, to finish the drawing, give the shark an eye, gills, and a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. From the tip of the shark to its eye and all the way to its fin, add a line.

    47. Sheep Drawing

    Sheep. They say counting them helps you fall asleep but really all it does is help you count sheep. A very technical skill that is required in almost every job field.

    Sheep are easy to draw. Start by making a cone shape with the bottom of the cone flat. At the top of the cone, create small little bumps for the sheep’s wool.

    Inside the cone, draw the sheep’s face. Next, create the rest of the sheep’s head and neck. To make this easier, create a straight sketch first then add the bumps for the wool later.

    Draw the rest of the sheep’s body and then add its legs. Lastly, add the ears and tail of the sheep.

    48. Snake Drawing

    Snakes make for a great subject for drawing as they are really simple. Plus they have no limbs which is honestly the trickiest part of drawing any animal.

    Draw the snake’s head first. It’s shaped like a “U” if the “U” was a bit tipsy. At the lower end of the shape, draw two “S” curves that meet at the tip.

    Then, on the upper part of the “U”, draw one long curved line. Once it reaches the “S” shape earlier, have it curve back up. At the tip of the “S”, draw a line curving upwards.

    The next step is to finish the tail by making another “S” shape that meets at the tip.

    The great thing about snakes is that they have no arms and legs so this is really it. The final step is to add the snake’s face and minor details such as the scales.

    49. Spider Drawing

    Spiders! People are often scared of spiders because of how creepy and crawly they look in real life but in drawings in comic books, they make for a really sick art. They’re also quite easy to draw.

    Start by drawing an “8” shape. At the upper part of the shape, draw four of the spider’s limbs, two on either side.

    Then, around the middle of the “8” shape, draw four more limbs similar to the ones you drew earlier. After that, all you have to do is add the spider’s creepy eyes and its fangs so it can find someone to bite and possibly give them great responsibility.

    50. Squirrel Drawing

    Squirrels. A sponge’s best friend.

    To draw a squirrel, start by getting the shape of its head and body right first. It’s shaped like an avocado if the avocado was hunched over plotting a robbery.

    After you get the squirrel’s body right, draw two little arms holding an acorn. Next, add the squirrel’s legs. Then, to finish the drawing, add the facial details and give the squirrel a tail.

    51. Turtle Drawing

    Turtles. Depending on which turtle we’re talking about, they can either be fast or slow. Either way, they’ll win against a rabbit in a race (apparently). Let’s draw a turtle, more specifically, a sea turtle!

    First, draw the turtle’s shell which is shaped kind of like a mango. On the upper part of the shape, draw two of the turtle’s fins on each side. Do the same for the lower part of the mango shape (remember to leave some room for the head).

    Next, draw the turtle’s head along with its eyes and mouth. On the inside of the turtle’s shell, draw an outline similar to the shape of the shell. Inside that outline, draw the patterns on the turtle’s shell.

    Create two hexagons in the middle of the turtle’s back. Then, draw a line from each vertex of the hexagons to the inner outline of the turtle’s shell.

    52. Whale Drawing

    Whales are one of the largest living animals. In fact, blue whales are considered to be the largest living animal to have ever existed. So let’s draw these big boys.

    Draw a rounded semi-rectangle. On the lower part of the rectangle, draw the whale’s fins. Then, on the upper part of the rectangle, draw a line curving down then upwards, sort of like a hook.

    From the whale’s fin, draw an arc that almost meets with the tip of the hook you drew earlier. Lastly, add the whale’s tailfin.

    To top it off, draw water sprouting out of the whale’s blowhole.

    53. Yak Drawing

    Yaks are large animals covered in fur. A fun fact about them is that their calves can walk 10 minutes after being born. Human babies need to step it up.

    To draw a yak, start by creating a slope. At the tip of that slope, draw a line going downwards.

    Then, draw the lower part of the yak by creating jagged spikes to represent the excessive fur on the animal. After that, draw the animal’s legs.

    Around the tip of the slope, add the yak’s facial features. You don’t have to draw the eyes as it will be covered by fur.

    Just above the nose of the yak, add the fur on the face. Then, draw the yak’s horns. Finish the drawing by adding minor details to make the yak look even more hairy.

    54. Zebra Drawing

    Zebraaaaas. Is the zebra black on white? Or is it white on black? But no one asks, is the zebra okay? Let’s draw a zebra that looks like it’s barely keeping itself together.

    Create the zebra’s neck and head by drawing an outline of a sock puppet. Add the zebra’s body by making an oval shape (have it connect to the zebra’s neck).

    Give the zebra some front and hind legs then draw the zebra’s face (at this point, the zebra should look like a donkey). Next, add the zebra’s hair on the back of its neck and the zebra’s tail.

    Lastly, draw the black stripes on the zebra. There you have it! A zebra that’s going through an existential crisis.

    What Animals Are Easiest to Draw?

    The easiest animal to draw is a bumblebee. Of course, that is if you go with its cartoonish version. If you’re aiming for drawing the realistic bee then you’re gonna have to go through a couple more steps.

    Some easy to draw animals are a bee, penguin, hamster, and hedgehog.

    If you’re looking for something complex but not too difficult, then draw a dog or a cat. It also helps that they’re really adorable.

    What to Draw when Bored That’s Cute and Easy?

    A cat or a dog makes for a great and cute subject, but if you want something that’s cute and easy to draw, try drawing a hamster or a ladybug.

    They’re made of basic shapes and require little to no details. If you want to draw a sea creature try a narwhal or a whale.

    How Do You Learn to Draw?

    Learning to draw takes a lot of practice and patience. To begin with, you have to understand that it is a long process and it doesn’t happen overnight.

    Invest in courses, research, and a lot of trial and error if you want to improve your art skills. Focus on the fundamentals of art (color, shading, anatomy, etc.) before you start drawing from your own imagination.

    Don’t be ashamed to use references.

    Here’s a simple beginner’s guide to learning the fundamentals of drawing:

    Learn How to Draw

    How Long Does It Take to Learn to Draw?

    There’s no set timeline for how long it takes to learn how to draw. In my opinion, once you pick up drawing, you’ll be learning for the rest of your life.

    However, if you’re wondering how long it would take you to draw confidently, the answer is around 2-3 years. This is 2 to 3 years of consistent practice. Of course, you won’t get better if you don’t do anything and only draw once a month.

    In order to get better at drawing, you have to commit to learning.

    If you wanna read more about this topic, have a look at our other article here! How Long Does It Take The Average Person To Learn To Draw?

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