How to Draw Animals
Expressively With Passion
Something Every Artist Needs To Know
Learning how to draw animals can be fun for both kids and parents alike.
They can be your pet or that adorable panda at the zoo. If you want to create some cool animal drawings follow along with these easy-to-follow guidelines you'll find on this website.
This may even put you in the limelight with your peers. If you wish to draw a specific animals, your dog or your cat for example, please go to the sitemap page.
Once you know some of these basics and apply them, you'll be amazed how great your drawings will look.
animals (in fact all mammals) have certain forms or shapes that fit
into larger masses like a jigsaw puzzle—arms and legs into a larger
mass. This includes drawing an elephant to an elk or a monkey to a
To draw any animal well, you have to know a little about its character,
how it moves, how it sleeps, how it runs and eats. Why? A relaxed lion
is in quite a different posture than when it is about to pounce on its
When pouncing, all his muscles are prominent with joints/legs extended.
Before your pencil touches your paper, you have to look/observe and notice the basic "masses" that form the complete animal; these "masses" being the head, the body and the legs.
A simple trick we always use when learning how to draw animals is to half close your eyes (squint) so all detail is eliminated and you only see the mass. Do try it.
the proportions of the body compared to the head and legs, then notice
the position of the legs and how they fit into the body.
all details like the ears, the facial features and hair. These come
later when all the "mass" (basic) shapes are in place and you are happy
with your drawing.
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How To Draw a Cat
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