How to Draw a Squirrel Eating a Nut

If there is one thing that all squirrels are nuts about – it is their nuts! In just a few short steps, we will create our own super cute squirrel enjoying his nuts; are you ready to get started?


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a brown pen, and draw an angled “M” shape in the center of your page.


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Add a point to the right of this, and then bring a curved line down towards the bottom of the page.


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Add a curved line in the center of the triangle, and bring the bottom of this across to the right. Add a small “M” shape inside this.


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Bring a line across from the original shape to the left, and then add another triangular shape to the end. Add a curved line to the center, and then a longer curved line to the bottom of this.


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Add two points for a tuft of fur, and bring a line down towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Reflect this on the right, and then add a triangle shape to the center of the page for the nose, filling this in with the brown pen.


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Bring curved lines down from the bottom, and then add two marks to the bottom of the mouth.


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Add curved, “horseshoe” shapes to the bottom of these lines, and bring the sides down towards the bottom of the page.


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Bring curved lines down from the bottom, bring these in, and add a “bump” to the bottom.


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Add a zig-zag line just above the bottom of this…


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And then add vertical marks to the top of this.


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Add small oval shapes to the bottom of the body for feet, and join these at the bottom with a curved line.


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Bring a curved line up from the right foot, and then bring a pointed shape to the right of the ear.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of this, add a point, and then connect this to the line to the left.


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Add two marks to the face for the eyes…


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And then add a circle to the top of each of these. Fill these in for the eyes, leaving a small dot in the center.


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Use a black pen to add bumpy lines to the inside of the left ear.


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Use a light brown pen to shade the center of the face, the edges of the body, the top of the tails, and to add small circles to the feet.


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Use a dark brown pen for the bottom of the acorn…


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And a purple for the rest of the acorn.


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Now, use a gray pen for the bottom of the face, body, and tail, as well as the inside of the ears.


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Finally, use a yellow-orange pen for the rest of the body.


And there we have it – a cute squirrel, focusing on his nuts – we just hope he remembers where he buried them!

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