In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Golden Hamster Standing Up on its hind legs and eating step-by-step.
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To draw this cute Hamster 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 Narrated 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 so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 1: Start by drawing a circle as a guide for the hamster's head. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular objects like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle. Inside the circle draw two curved lines as guides to help you place the facial features later on.
Step 2: On the bottom, right side of the head, draw a small circle as a guide for the hamster's muzzle. Pay attention to the size and position of the muzzle in relation to the head circle. At the top, draw two short arcs as guides for the ears. The ear on the right should be a bit smaller and thinner because the head is slightly turned.
Step 3: Under the head, draw a big circle as a guide for the standing hamster's body. This circle should be about twice as big as the head circle. Inside the body, draw two Curved lines as guides for the front legs. Under the body, draw a series of short lines as guides for the hind legs. Pay attention to the sizes of the limbs in relation to the body.
That's it for the guidelines! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing of a hamster standing up.
Step 4: Inside the head, draw two small circles for the hamster's eyes. Use the initial lines as guides to position the eyes inside the head. Add a few strokes on the sides of the eyes for fur. Inside each eye, draw a tiny circle for a highlights. Inside the muzzle, near the right side, draw a circular shape for the nose. Add a couple of curved lines on the sides for the nostrils. Use short strokes to darken the top of the nose for fur.
Step 5: Draw a line under the nose that splits into two at the bottom to create the hamster's mouth. Use short strokes to create a furry texture. Add a couple of lines under the mouth to create the furry chin. Draw a few short strokes along the path of the initial circle to create the rest of the muzzle.
Step 6: Darken the arcs on top of the head to create the hamster's ears. Make the shapes slightly thinner at the top. Inside the ears, draw a series of short strokes for the ear's furry bases. Inside each ear, draw a longer, curved line for the ear's openings.