How To Draw A Squirrel - Draw Central

How To Draw A Squirrel

It has been a few days since my last post, but today we are going to learn how to draw a squirrel. In fact, this is my first post since Draw Central’s new redesign. So without further ado, let’s draw a squirrel.

What you’ll need:

To start with, draw a large circle which will become the body of your squirrel. We are going to be drawing our squirrel in a sitting position, so make this circle almost perfectly round.

Near the top left of the squirrel’s body, draw a smaller egg-shaped oval for its head. This oval should be about a third the size of the body.

At the top and bottom of the squirrel’s body, draw two more egg-shaped ovals that are roughly the same size as the squirrel’s head. The top oval will be the upper arm of the squirrel, and the bottom one will be its thigh. Make the bottom oval just a little bit bigger than the top one.

Attached to the bottom oval of the squirrel’s thigh, draw a foot by making three flat, pointed toes.

Make sure to draw another oval of equal size on the opposite side of the squirrel’s body for its other thigh.

Make the lower part of the squirrel’s arm by drawing another oval that is about 1/2 size of the oval of the upper arm. Make the smaller oval point upward slightly so we can make our squirrel look like it is holding something up to its mouth.

Give your squirrel two small pointed ears that sit directly on the top of its head.

Building onto the rest of the arm, draw yet another oval attached to the squirrel’s arm. This should be about 1/2 the size of the oval you drew in the previous step, and will become the squirrel’s paw.

Clean up your squirrel a little bit by erasing the guidelines from the previous steps. At this point you can also divide the squirrel’s paw by drawing in 3 lines to give him fingers.

I have also drawn in a small black seed to give our squirrel something to hold onto.

Now we need to give our squirrel its characteristic poofy tail. Looking at the image on the left, you can see that the tail should start near the squirrel’s foot, peak at it’s head, and wrap back around to its foot again.

You can give the illusion of long fur on the tail by drawing it with broken, jagged lines, instead of smooth strokes like the rest of the body.

At this point, you should be able to see your squirrel in it’s entirety.

Give your squirrel a large black eye that sits near the top of its head. Like most rodents, a squirrel’s eye is more circular than almond-shaped.

To make its nose, draw a small line that starts at the front of the squirrel’s head, and curves up just slightly.

Also, don’t forget to give your squirrel a bunch of long whiskers!

By now your squirrel is pretty much complete. As you can see, all that is left to do is to add a little texture to your squirrel. You can give the look of fur by quickly drawing a bunch of short lines throughout the body. Do the same for the tail, but make your lines longer to give the effect of bushier fur.

And there you have it! A squirrel. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.

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Thanks everyone!