How to Draw A Cartoon Squirrel

This simple tutorial will help you learn to draw a cartoon squirrel! When you think of a squirrel, you probably also immediately think about nuts.

This long-tailed animal is really appreciated by everyone and very present in residential neighborhoods. Let's see how we could manage to draw this small and lovely animal!

Step 1

How to draw a squirrel

Draw a circle to create the head. Make sure it is round and not too big. Next, draw two small triangles to represent the ears.

Step 2

How to draw a squirrel

Continue your work by sketching a rectangle for the body. It should not be as large as the head, but almost half the size of it! Next, draw two circles to illustrate the legs. Draw them in a 45 degree angle. You can also draw two rectangles to form the feet.

Step 3

How to draw a squirrel

The front legs are relatively easy to sketch. Just draw a small rectangle for the leg itself and another one for the foot. The tail should be big and long. Draw a big rectangle, as high as the body itself. Add two more rectangles to create the tip of the tail.

Step 4

How to draw a squirrel

Now work the outline of your character. The body and the head should be drawn together. Sketch some small, nice rounded ears.

Step 5

How to draw a squirrel

The front legs and the back ones should not be drawn the same way. The front ones are similar to hands. Make them small and a little bit lower than the back ones. Speaking of the back ones, just draw them like you would sketch the legs of a cat.

Step 6

How to draw a squirrel

For the tail, just make sure that the bottom and top part are not too large. You can twist the tip a little bit to give the tail a curved look.

Step 7

How to draw a squirrel

Finally, add details like the eyes, the pupils and the nose. Don't forget to draw two small tooth. Don't make them too large. We are not drawing a beaver after all!

Step 8

How to draw a squirrel

Just add colors and you've got yourself a nice, amusing little squirrel! You can also draw your character using some light brown or black since this animal doesn't come only in gray.


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