Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Red Panda" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle that's a little wide on the right side of the paper as a guide for the red panda's head. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the left to draw the red panda's body and tail.
Step 2: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you when drawing the red panda's facial features later on. Curve the lines a bit to contour to the shape of the circle.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the lower half of the head as a guide for drawing the red panda's muzzle later on.
Step 4: Draw two small triangle-like shapes on top of the head as guides for the red panda's ears.
Step 5: Draw a guide for the red panda's body by first drawing a big circle to the left of the head. Don't draw it too far away from the head or your red panda will end up too long. The circle should be almost twice the size of the head. Now draw a couple of curved lines that connect the big circle to the head to complete the guide for the body.