How to Draw Animals

In this section of the site, you will have the opportunity to learn how to draw animals made from basic elements and shapes. Several types of cartoon animals are included like farm animals, wild animals and insects. 

All cartoon characters are create from circles, rectangles or squares. I use plain colors to illustrate these animals to make sure they are easy to read and easy to recognize. 

Then, once basic shapes are added to serve as guidelines, you can sketch small curved and straight lines to form the illustrations. Most characters are done within four steps while others are created in six steps.

Don't forget to practice often if you want to improve your drawing abilities quickly and effectively. Working on several characters is also a good idea since they represent various challenges not found elsewhere. 

For example, a butterfly is mostly made from curved lines while a bulldog often contains several triangles. You can either draw these images using a pencil and a piece of paper or try to do like I did and create these animals using a vector application (which is harder, but can develop different abilities). Enjoy!

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How to Draw an Insect
Feb 14, 17 11:11 AM

Learn how to draw an insect (in this case a grasshopper) made from basic shapes and lots of green colors!

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How to Draw a Lobster
Feb 13, 17 11:37 AM

Are you hungry? Then, why not learn how to draw a lobster that is visually delicious and amusing to work with!

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How to Draw a Hippo
Feb 10, 17 11:30 AM

Let me show you how to draw a hippo that is easy to duplicate and visually adorable to look at.

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How to Draw a Girl
Feb 06, 17 10:51 AM

Using only six easy steps, I will show you how to draw a girl that is cute and visually appealing.

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How to Draw an Owl
Feb 03, 17 11:11 AM

Do you like living at night? Great! Then, learning how to draw an owl like the one available on this page should be a fun and relaxing experience for you!

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How to Draw a Woman
Feb 02, 17 11:49 AM

In this simple lesson, I will show you how to draw a woman that is visually adorable and not so difficult to achieve!

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How to Draw a Hedgehog
Jan 31, 17 11:41 AM

Learn how to draw a hedgehog that is visually simple to duplicate and quite fun to look at.

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