Whenever you think of life “Down Under”, there is one creature that will always spring to mind: a trust kangaroo! Ready to create your own adorable ‘roo? Then read on for all you need to know!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black pen, and draw a small, curved shape on the left of your page.
Add another shape to the right, and connect these with a curved line to create the ears.
Add a smaller curved triangle inside the right ear…
And then add a curved line down from the bottom of this. Then, bring a curved line down on the left.
Add a small circle inside the one you just drew for the nose…
And then bring a line from the bottom of this, with a small mark at the end. Bring a curved line own from the left of the nose, and take this across and up to almost meet the bottom of the right ear.
Add a curved line to the back of the nose, and then a small curved shape just in front of this.
Bring a slight wave down from the back of the right ear, taking this towards the bottom of the page.
At the bottom, take this across to the right…
And then bring a line down from the bottom of the jaw, angling this slightly towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Add another line to the side of this, and connect these at the end with a curved line to create a left arm.
Add two “forked” lines emerging from the bottom of this.
Add two parallel lines to the right of this, and take them down, to the left, and down to form the right arm.
Bring another line down from the end of the jaw, and take this down to the arm and then slightly below this.
Connect the end of this to the line on the left, and then add a curve to the bottom of this.
Return to the curved line, and add a curved shape with two short lines connecting this to the line below. Add a small dot to the top of the point of this curve – this will be the kangaroos baby, safe in her pouch!
Add two tall, pointed ears to the back of the baby’s head, and add long thin marks inside these.
Now, add two dots below this for the eyes, and a curve below…
Now, add curved lines to the ends of the horizontal line, and curve these down towards the bottom of the page…
And then join these at the bottom with a curved line. Add a curve just above the bottom of this.
Now, bring the line of the leg down, across to the right, and loop it back around, up, and across for the foot.
Add two curved lines to this foot for toes.
Add another foot just behind the first one.
Add a point to the tail, and take this across to the left and up.
Add a large oval shape to the bottom of the feet.
Add two circles to the face of the mama kangaroo…
And then add a small circle inside each eye, lashes to the top, and a curved brow to the top of each eye.
Use a brown pencil to shade the feet and bottom of the legs, the bottom of the arms, the tips of the ears, and the base of the tail.
Use a pink pencil to add color to the ears and cheeks…
Use an orange pencil to shade the bottom of the legs…
And then use the orange pencil for the back and the remainder of the tail.
Grab a brown pen, and use this to shade the nose, leaving a small white dot.
Use the same orange pencil for the baby joey in the pouch…
And then use a pale orange pencil to carefully add color to the pouch and chest of the mother.
Now, use a bright yellow pen for the oval at the bottom…
Add white dots with a white marker pen to the oval at the bottom.
Use a green pen to add a number of stems and stalks all around the outside of your kangaroos.
Finally, use a pink pen to add small flowers to the top of each of these stalks.
And there we have it – a gorgeous kangaroo family, just hanging out and enjoying the day. Why not spend a little time learning more about these creatures – they are truly wonderful.