How to Draw a Sleeping Koala

Koalas are super cute, no matter what they are doing – and this is especially true when they are sleeping! Why not take a look for yourself by drawing your own adorable sleeping koala – now, let’s all stay very quiet!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a small “egg” shape at the top of your page.


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Add a long, thin shape to the right of this…


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And shade the area around this long, thin shape. This will be the nose of your koala bear.


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Add a curve to either side, with small lines underneath for lashes.


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Use a black fineliner pen to add small circles to the sides of each of the eyes…


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Switch back to the first pen, and add a curved shape around the eyes and nose.


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Now, add curved brows above the eyes…


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And two “loops” to the top of the head.


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Use the black fineliner to add curved ears to the side of the head, with a small “bump” on each.


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Use the thicker black pen to replicate this shape on the outside…


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Now, use the black pen to bring a long loop down on the right for the leg.


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Bring a line across from this, and take this up and then back across to the bottom of the face.


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Add another looping leg below this shape – your koala is relaxing on a tree branch!


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Bring a curved point across to the left.


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Now, bring a curve across from the right ear, and take this down to a bump at the bottom, back up, and across to meet the right leg.


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Bring a curved line across from behind the back leg, and then take this down and across to the left, continuing after the back leg to form the outline of the log.


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Add a small “m” shape to the top of the back…


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And then add small marks to the bottom of the paws.


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Next, add a series of wavy lines across the log to create texture.


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Switch to a black fineliner, and add two sets of pointed leaves to the end of the log.


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Use a pink pen to shade the spots of color on the cheeks and the inside of the ears.


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Use a gray pen to shade the rest of your koala’s body…


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And then use a green pen for the top of each set of leaves.


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Use a dark green pen for the other leaf on the bunch…


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And then use a brown pen for the log.


Now, everybody stay quiet – it looks like our super cute friend is doing his best to take a nap; it’s time to leave him alone.

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