Create a cute rat clipart using a simple template as a reference in this easy tutorial accessible to anyone. Drawing a cartoon rat can be a fun experience if you have access to a great design that is easy to reproduce and visually interesting to look at. That's exactly what I am offering in this drawing lesson that even beginners can enjoy.
Unlike mice, rats are made with smaller ears and a pointy nose. You also need to create a long and thin tail and add a blue/grey color inside the character to complete your illustration. You can see the final illustration below once all steps are completed. Ready? Let's begin working on this adorable cartoon character now! :)
Great! Start by sketching a large rectangle to form the body of the rat. This shape can also be used to illustrate the head. Next, draw two small ears using oval shapes on top of the head. Finally, create the eyes and the pupils using large circular shapes. You can draw a thick outline on all shapes created so far (and also for future ones).
Continue working on this fun cartoon rat by adding two feet made from small circles. The arms are done with short straight lines. The nose is done using a small circle and you can also draw two small line on each sides of the nose to complete this part of the cartoon character.
It's now time to add more details to create a recognizable rat. First, you can add small patches inside the ears using more oval shapes. Whiskers are done from simple pointed lines. Complete this step by drawing a long curved tail using another pointed line. Great work! Let's add some colors now!
The body and the head of the rat clipart can be filled with a grey color (with a little bit of blue in it). The nose and the patches inside the ears can be pink while the eyes are colored in blue. The feet are darker while the tail is almost black. Whiskers are filled with a light grey color.
You worked hard and the result is a nice cartoon rat created from basic elements. Below you can see all four steps needed to illustrate this character properly. If you want to, you can also work with another cute cartoon rat made from circles and draw a second animal slightly more complex than this one. Have fun with both characters! :)
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