How to Draw a Koala Tree Side View

In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Koala step-by-step.

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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.


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To draw this 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.

Below you can watch a NEW step-by-step video tutorial with NARRATED steps:

The following is a video tutorial where the steps are WRITTEN out within the video:

For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.

For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.

Draw Koala 1

Step 1: Draw a small circle as a guide for the koala's head. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.

Draw Koala 2

Step 2: Draw an oval underneath that's just about twice as tall as the koala's head. This will be a guide for the body. Give the oval a slight tilt so the koala's body won't be too rigid.

Draw Koala 3

Step 3: Draw a few construction lines inside the shapes to help you place the koala's features later on. First, draw a long vertical line that splits both shapes in two. Then draw a horizontal line inside each that splits the shapes into quarters.

Draw Koala 4

Step 4: Draw a curved line similar to the letter C on either side of the koala's head as guides for the ears.

Draw Koala 5

Step 5: Draw a couple of angled lines inside the body as guides for the koala's arms and legs.

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