Whether you are an Aussie native, or simply enjoy admiring these curious creatures, there is something about the humble kangaroo that we just can’t get enough of. Want to learn how to draw one? Read on for everything you need to know!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black fineliner pen, and drawing a “C” in the center of your page. Extend the top and bottom of this out to the right, and then connect them with two curved “spikes”.
Add a tall, thin “horseshoe” shape to the top of this…
And then add another “horseshoe” shape, this time slightly pointed, to the left of the “c” shape. These will be the ears of your animal!
Bring a curved line down from the left ear, and then curve it across to the right up upwards. Add a slight move in to the left for the nose, and then connect this to the right ear.
Add a small circle to the nose, and a small curve beneath this for the mouth.
Now, add a small circle to the left of the nose, with a smaller semicircle inside – this will be the eye.
Use the black to fill in the eye, leaving the smaller dot white.
Now, add a slight “teardrop” shape above the eye for the brow.
Bring a line down from the bottom of the face, and kick this out in an “L” at the bottom. Add another line below the top one, and kick the back of this back up. Then, add a jagged section just above this – this will be one arm.
Repeat this to the left to create a second arm for your kangaroo…
And then bring a curved line down and across to the left, making this slightly jagged.
Add another “L” shape to the front of this for the leg…
And then continue the line down from the left arm, curving it across to the right, and back down,
Add another foot to the end of this…
And then continue the line up, and then back out and up to form the back haunches.
Now, add two curved lines to the back, ending in a slight point, for the tail of your ‘roo. Connect the top of this to the bottom of the face with a curved line.
Add another line just above the bottom of the tail…
And then an “arrow” shape below the jagged fur of the tummy.
Now for some color! Start with a dark brown pen, and add shading to the bottom of the right arm, the gap behind the elbow, and the back bottom leg, as well as the inside of the ears.
Grab an orange pen, and shade the main body of the kangaroo, leaving the tummy and bottom of the tail for now. Leave a small white gap on the cheeks.
Grab a pink pen, and add this to the white spot on the cheek…
And then use a lighter orange pen for the tuft on top of the head.
Grab a gray pencil, and add a light strip of shading to the bottom of the head, the top of the tail, and across the stomach.
And there we have it – a wonderful little kangaroo, ready for his next adventure. Why not spend a little time researching to learn more about these creatures – there is plenty to uncover!