In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a cartoon Koala step by step.
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To draw this cartoon Koala step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Lightly sketch two small circles for the koala's eyes. When you get the shapes right, darken the lines. Don't draw the eyes too close together. Leave room in the middle for the nose. Shade in the eyes but leave a couple of circles blank inside each eye to represent glare. The eye on the right should be a tiny bit smaller than the eye on the left.
Step 2: Between the eyes, draw a small arc similar to an upside-down letter U for the nose. Add a small line at the bottom to close off the shape of the koala's nose.
Step 3: Below the nose, draw a short, horizontal line for the bottom of the head. On the right, curve the line up to create the koala's cheek. Curve the line up on the left side too to create the other cheek.
Step 4: Continue to draw the line on the right side upward and then to the left for the top of the head. Pay attention to how high the head goes. Sketch lightly at first to get the line right. When you get the shape right, darken the line. Add a couple of jagged lines at the top for the koala's fur.
Step 5: On the left side of the head, draw a curved line for the first ear. Koalas have big ears, so make this curved line big. It should be similar to the letter C. Add some jagged lines along the way to represent fur.