How to Draw A Rat

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Yes, rats can be nice! Learn how to draw a rat made from an adorable template filled with cuteness and simplicity. In just six easy steps, you will learn how to create a fun character and impress friends and family with your new drawing abilities.

Below is a colored version of the final cartoon rat. Just read all the steps below and use the illustration on this page to guide you throughout the whole process.

Step 1

Let's begin this lesson with the creation of a large oval head. The shape must be slightly flat. The body consists of a long and thin rectangle placed below the head. Make sure the head remains the most visible element of the illustration.

Step 2

Cool! It's now time to draw the front and back legs using the top part of small circles. The back legs are a little bit more complex since a second line is needed to form the feet of the cartoon rat. 

Step 3

The ears are made from triangles drawn with curved lines. Make sure the end of each ear is pointed. Don't forget to draw a long curly tail using a simple straight line. 

Step 4

The eyes and the pupils are represented by large circular shapes. The pupils are placed closer to the middle of the illustration. Notice that the pupils are not centered inside the eyes. The nose is illustrated with a small circle. 

Step 5

Time to complete this tutorial with the addition of smaller details like a long line inside the ears and some oval shapes in the pupils. You can also draw the mouth using a long curved line with pointed ends.

Step 6

Nice work! This is the final cartoon rat filled in white. It's a simple cartoon character to duplicate, but getting it right can be challenging if you don't pay attention to smaller details like the shape of the ears or the length of the tail. 

If you need more rats to work with, then you should try this amusing rat made from simple shapes, but filled with great effects. You can also try this complex rat drawn from a side view. Enjoy! :)


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