Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Chinchilla" 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 as a guide for the chinchilla's head. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the bottom-left side of the paper to draw the rest of the body.
Step 2: Draw an arc on the lower right side of the head as a guide for the chinchilla's muzzle. The end result of the combined shapes should look similar to an egg.
Step 3: Draw two arcs on top of the head as guides for the chinchilla's ears. The arc on the right should be thinner because of the perspective.
Step 4: Draw a bigger circle on the lower left side of the head as a guide for the chinchilla's body. This circle should be almost twice the size of the first one. Don't place it too far from the head, otherwise your chinchilla will be too long.
Step 5: Draw two curved lines that connect the major shapes to finish up the guide for the chinchilla's body.