It might be a good idea to avoid pointed objects while learning how to draw a porcupine using this tutorial! Seriously, this illustration is so easy to draw that even beginners can achieve this character in just a few minutes. I'll show you how to transform a few basic lines into a marvelous cartoon character.
Below is a colored version of the porcupine you are about to draw. To make this lesson even easier, I have decided to create a front version. Indeed, a side version would be more challenging and difficult to duplicate.
Great! Let's start this lesson with the creation of the head using a large oval shape. Notice how the top of the shape is narrower, a little bit similar to the shape of an egg. Next, add a long curved line below the head to illustrate the body.
Nice! The feet and legs of the porcupine are represented by the top part of small circles. The back legs are a little bit more complex since, unlike the front ones, the legs and the feet are visible.
The spines are illustrated with numerous curved lines. These lines are wider at the bottom of the illustration and pointed on top. No need to sketch tons of line. Only a few a needed.
Time to work on the head of this cute cartoon porcupine. The nose is drawn using a small oval shape. The eyes and the pupils are made from circles. Large eyes and pupils are necessary to express all the cuteness of this character (yes, that's the secret!).
You can complete this tutorial by adding two small oval shapes inside the pupils. You can also draw the mouth using a long curved line like shown in the illustration available below.
Nice work! As you can see, sketching this cartoon animal is not too difficult once you are familiar with all five steps required to complete this drawing.
I hope you had fun creating this character. Don't hesitate to try more cartoon animals from the same series. Have fun! :)