The fascination of Drawing Animals has been around for a millennium or two. All animals have certain characteristics in common and once you know these, drawing any animal will become a breeze.
Kids love drawing animals and adults do take pleasure when they have gained a little experience especially when their pet bulldog looks exactly like who he is supposed to be!
Going by statistics on the internet, there is a growing interest in learning how to draw animals, that includes animals of all shapes and sizes. This page is about those children and adults who want to know the basics of drawing animals in fairly simple, and in easy to understand steps.
The animals herein should really be classified as "Mammals" although the pro artists always refer to them as "animals."
I have used words here to describe various animal parts but sometimes I will use scientific names to eliminate any confusion.
This will enable
you to follow along with an easy step-by-step guide to understand the
fundamentals of drawing animals.
Here, we'll talk about these animals, not in any particular order:
Okay, let's simplify the basic four-legged domestic animals and those you only see in the zoo (or in their natural habitat if you are lucky.)
Follow along with these simple drawings below, but note: the body can be divided into three sections now notice the similarity in all four-legged creatures: Notice the forequarters (front) the main body section and the hindquarters. It is ONLY if the head, neck, tail, feet and body markings are shown would you recognize these animals.
These are the basics you should know about in most animals, once you know them you will be able to draw any animal so practice drawing these body basics below here:
Now you know how to draw in the three basics that will fit into any animal, we can start with a composite animal—several animals combined into one.
More basics: the bodies of most animals are TWICE AS LONG AS THEY ARE HIGH.
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