Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Sea Otter" 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 two circles as guides for the otter's body. They don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. The circles should be right next to each other, and the circle on the right should be smaller and slightly below the first circle.
Step 2: Draw an even smaller circle on the upper right side as a guide for the otter's head.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place the otter's facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw two angled lines under the body (one below each circle) as a guide for the otter's legs.
Step 5: Draw a series of curved lines that connect the major shapes to form the otter's body.