Pandas are amongst the most beautiful creatures on our planet – but sadly, they are also among the most endangered. You can play your part to help protect them by learning as much as you can about these marvelous creatures and using your knowledge to help with conservation and protection. Want to start by drawing your own panda? Then let’s take a closer look!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin by taking a thin black pen, and draw a long, thin, slightly angled shape in the center of your page. Add lines down the length of this, and then a small, oval shape to the right, angling this up towards the top right-hand corner of the page. This will be your first bamboo stick.
Now, add a series of leaf shapes to the right of this bamboo stick, making these a variety of shapes and sizes.
Connect these leaves together with straight lines, connecting these at the top and bottom to create another stick of bamboo.
Add a few more leaves to the right of this…
And once again, connect these to create another bamboo strand.
Add another column of leaves to the right…
And then add lines to connect these together.
Add short, horizontal lines across each of the main strands to break your bamboo into segments.
Follow this with more leaves to the right…
And form another tall strand of bamboo.
Add lines up the length of this…
And then add lines to create another stem.
Now, add a series of leaves to the left of this group.
Now, add the straight lines to connect the leaves, and add horizontal lines for the segments.
Follow this with another stalk to the left…
And then repeat these shapes until you have a group of stalks on the left of the page.
Add a large, oval shape to the center of these groups of bamboo.
Now, add curved, triangle shapes to the center of this, for those distinctive panda eye patches.
Add a small ring inside each patch…
And then add a smaller circle to the top right of the central section.
Add a small oval shape between the eyes for the nose, and then small oval shapes beneath the eyes, creating those spots of colors on the cheeks.
Bring a line down from the bottom of the nose, and add a curved shape beneath this for the mouth.
Add two horseshoe-shaped ears to the top of the head…
And then bring two sets of curved lines down from the bottom of the face, curving down on either side.
Add two large, oval shapes to the bottom of this for the feet, and connect these in the center with a curved line.
Add a curved line to the top of the feet.
Add three smaller circles at the top of each foot…
And then add a small heart shape below this on each foot.
Use a black pen for the outside of the feet, the top of the body, and the outside of the ears, as well as the nose, mouth, and the patches around the eyes.
Use a pink pen to shade the inside of the ears, the pads of the paws, and the space under the eyes.
Finally, use a green pen to shade the bamboo strands all around the panda.
Learning to draw your own panda is just the start – why not take a little time to learn more about these creatures, and see how you can play your part to help protect them?