How to Draw a Rat

Rats have something of a bad reputation, but we are here to prove that they can be as cute and cuddly as any other pet. Still feeling doubtful? Then why not read on to discover all you need to know to bring your own cute rat to life.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a gray pen, and draw a curved, diagonal line in the left of your page.


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Now, use a pink pen to add a curved shape to the end of the gray line, and add three lines to the bottom of this.


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Add a small half circle to the right of this, on top of the gray line, and fill this in with the pink pen.


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Add a small oval shape to the end of the gray line.


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Use a light gray pen to connect this to the pink lines above, forming the nose, face, and ears. Then, use a darker gray pen to bring a curved line across from the ears, taking it down, across, and up, then down toward the bottom of the page and across to the left.


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Add a curved line to the end of this, and another beside that, curving in at the bottom, joining these at the end with a straight line.


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Continue the left line up and across to meet the nose.


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Use the gray pen to shade the main body of the rat…


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And then use a black pen to add a curved line in front of the leg, and another leg in front of this, before curving this up towards the bottom of the chin.


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Shade this section with a black pen…


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Add a curve to the back of the body, and fill this in with the black pen.


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Add a ring of color to the eye, leaving a small dot in the center.


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Use the pink pen to add a paw to the end of the front leg…


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And then add a foot to the leg behind, with another leg just in front of this.


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Add another paw to the back…


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And then bring a long, curly tail across and down, adding a spiral at the end.


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Take this to a point, and then take the line back up and across.


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Shade the tail with a pink pen…


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And then use a red pen to add details to the feet, a line inside the tail, and a line inside the ear.


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Grab a black pen, and use this for long whiskers on the nose.


Now, isn’t that a super cute, adorable rat, just waiting for a name, a home, and an adventure!

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