Of all the creatures to inhabit the wilds of the Queensland rain forests, the tree kangaroo is among the rarest, and only a privileged few get to see these curious creatures in person – and we can help you bring one to life through the power of art. Ready to create a truly adorable creature? Then let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a brown pen, and add a curved line to the left of your page. Add two curved ears to the ends of the line.
Add two curved lines below the ears, and then add a curve to the bottom for the outline of the face.
Add a small, curved triangle to the bottom of the face for the nose…
And then use a black pen to add small marks inside the ears.
Now, add two small ovals to the top of the nose…
Add two small half-circle shapes to the bottom of the eyes.
Now, use the brown pen to add two “cloud” shapes coming from below the eyes to the nose, leaving two small curved shapes below the nose.
Fill in the space around the nose with a yellow pen.
Use the brown pen for the rest of the face.
And then use the brown pen to add a curved line emerging from the right of the face, across to the right, and then down towards the bottom of the page.
Take this curve across, up, and then loop it back around for the tail.
At the top of the tail, add a large oval shape with a wide, curved base.
Shade the top half of this with a brown pen, adding a circle to the center…
And then bring a curved line down from beneath the face, taking this into a smaller loop and widening it at the top for a front leg.
Connect this to the leg at the back with a bumpy line.
Now, add another leg to the left of the first, and add bumpy lines up the center of each of these.
Use the brown pen to shade the side sections…
And then use the brown pen for the rest of the body.
Use a lighter brown pen for the bottom of the back leg.
Now, use the same shade to add another bumpy line to the bottom of the belly, and fill this in.
Grab an orange pen, and add a curved shape to the bottom of the belly, filling this in with the orange pen…
And then use a black pen to add three claws to the end of each paw.
Next, use a darker orange pen to add a curved shape to the bottom of the animal, with sections pointing towards the bottom for the branches.
Fill this in with the darker orange shade…
And then use a dark brown pen to add a “fork” to the end of the left branch.
Use a green pen to add curved leaf shapes to the end of each twig.
And there we have it – your very own adorable tree kangaroo. Why not spend a little time doing your own research about these wonderful animals? There is plenty to learn!