Drawing Animals

Wanted to learn about drawing animals for a long time? I show you many simple techniques and shortcuts that will speed up and simplify your drawing endeavor significantly...

...because drawing animals is FUN



You will soon experience that it is easy to draw animals.
It may seem unbelievable for you how deceptively simple it is at first.

I always say that drawing is easy. It is true. But you cannot get better only by reading about drawing or watching other people’s drawings.

It is the same, as you cannot hire anyone to do the pushups for you and expect your muscles growing…

You have to get a pencil and draw and draw and draw.

Everyone is doing that in the beginning. I was doing it and still doing. Each drawing of an animal goes with an easy to follow step-by-step guide.

Follow the process and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by your own results. In many cases I started the picture with only a simple clumsy pencil line, almost ridiculously ugly.

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You can then witness how easily and effortlessly I’ve developed the shape of that “difficult” animal.

The same process is now available to you.

There is very little difference in drawing humans or animals or any other object. It is only in how we see the object.

Once you learn how to capture the shapes, it will be gradually easier and easier.

Yes, I admit, there are easy to draw animals and so called: “not so easy animals” to draw…but, let’s be honest here; isn’t it again only in a way how we see and observe them?




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If you are totally clueless, one of the best ways is to get a tracing paper and copy as many pictures of animals as possible.

This technique lets you capture the contours and the perfect shape of an animal.

Your hand remembers the pencil strokes you make!  It is very interesting!

This is also one of the learning techniques and is very effective.

Try it and you’ll see surprising results. It works.

You can also begin drawing cartoon animals first. Consider it as a training exercise. They are very easy to follow and you will proceed really fast.

After practicing a few cartoon animals first, come back here and start drawing some real animals.



Enjoy The Following Tutorials

There are many other ways of drawing animals too. I would like to introduce you to my friend Thaneeya who is a prolific artist. Check out Thaneeya's awesome website where you can learn how to draw and paint animals and many other cool stuff as well. Enjoy!



Visitors Personal Gallery Pages

Please see and enjoy the following collection of personal galleries. We all believe you will have a lot of fun. Observing other’s art work is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Cute Drawings by Christie

Manga Drawings by Chi

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Carly

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Manga by Grace

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Creative Anime by Celia

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Sketches by Amanda

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


Theme Based Visitors Galleries

The following Theme Based Galleries are a collection of selected drawings from various authors based on a certain theme. I would like you to get as much inspiration as possible for your own drawings.


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  1. Imaginary art: a place of tranquillity

    Apr 19, 21 03:08 AM

    Here it is not direct pen art since I made plans especially for the buildings. Sometimes Am confused as to whether I will share here or in nature section..Because

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  2. Theatrical masks

    Apr 18, 21 10:13 PM

    Nothing is permanent..neither happiness nor sadness..!!

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    Apr 18, 21 10:08 PM

    This type of scene is common in Mauritius, especially where sugar factories have been closed. So there are many small houses resembling each other. And

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    Apr 16, 21 03:54 AM

    Ballpoint pen art. This type of place exist not far from my village. But here it is different. As you see, it has a sense of realism. I like that my

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  6. cute puppy

    Apr 14, 21 09:22 PM

    this dog reminds me of the dog from a movie, so i drew it in cartoon.

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  8. Angel island

    Apr 14, 21 01:25 AM

    This art piece has a combination of all possible art like I. Unicorns 2. Black shadow drawing of a park 3. An imaginary house on a tree 4.Flowing river

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  9. Imaginary art: Far from crowded cities

    Apr 13, 21 07:48 AM

    Art is like an ocean where we never see its bottom. I always feel that am still a beginner because the more I practice, the more I learn new things...Even

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  10. Imaginary art: peaceful place

    Apr 13, 21 02:16 AM

    Imaginary art with a ballpoint pen. The same pen is below the art. It is a black Nataraj 1.0mm pen. So as usual, with most of my imaginary art, I go

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  11. Shiv-Shakti

    Apr 12, 21 09:23 PM

    both God Mahadev and Goddess Durga together...

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  12. Prince Philip

    Apr 12, 21 09:19 PM

    This is my method of drawing Prince Philip (who died yesterday at the age of 99 2 months before his 100th birthday) on Microsoft Paint. He was born on

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  13. Imaginary art: colourful nature

    Apr 12, 21 08:41 PM

    With ballpoint pens.

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  14. Imaginary art: An old administrative building

    Apr 10, 21 06:45 AM

    As usual, it's a direct pen art.

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  15. Imaginary art: waterfall

    Apr 09, 21 04:00 AM

    So here is a small imaginary art depicting a waterfall in a forest. A scene which we all love.

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