It’s a tall order to find an animal that’s cuter than an adorable squirrel. With their bushy tails, little faces and cute paws, it’s always a treat to see one of these critters going about their day.
Their cuteness has made them a popular subject of artworks, media and even movies!
If you love these furry cuties as well, then you may want to learn how to draw one. If so, then this guide is the one for you!
We created this easy-to-use, step-by-step guide on how to draw a squirrel to show you how easy it can be.
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- How to Draw A Squirrel – Let’s get Started!
How to Draw A Squirrel – Let’s get Started!
To kick off this guide on how to draw a squirrel, we will begin with the face. This step will be quite simple, as all you need is a curved, rounded line on the right-hand side.
Then, once you have that line drawn you can add a little round nose onto it as well.
Step 2 – Draw the ears and back of your squirrel
We shall draw some ears and the back of your squirrel drawing in this second step. First, we shall focus on the ears.
Using the line that you drew in the previous step, carefully draw some rounded ears with some jagged lines to give them a furry look.
These will go near the top of the line that will make up the face.
Once you have the face and ears, you can start to draw the back. As you can see in the reference image, this will come down as a curvy line down from the head.
This will help to show that the squirrel is hunched over.
Step 3 – Next, draw the tail and legs
A squirrel wouldn’t be a squirrel at all without a big, bushy tail. Before we draw that, however, we should draw the limbs of the squirrel first.
First, draw a little arm for the squirrel beneath the head. Directly below that, you can draw a rounded thigh that has a flat leg at the bottom of it.
The foot will connect directly to the back, as you can see in the reference image.
Now that the legs are drawn, you can add the iconic tail! The tail will come directly off the back of the squirrel drawing and is made of some very curvy, rounded lines.
Once you have it looking like the picture, you’re ready for step 4!
Step 4 – Now, draw the chest and other legs
We shall add some more details to your drawing in this step of our guide on how to draw a squirrel. First of all, use a jagged line at the chest to create some fluffy fur there.
Then, use some more jagged lines lower down to create a fluffy belly for your squirrel, and then you can draw in the other legs and arms to complete this step.
Step 5 – Next, draw some eyes and final details
It’s time to start drawing some final details before we move on to the final step! The first details that we will add will be some facial elements.
First, you can use some circles within circles to create some big eyes for your cute squirrel drawing.
Then a square shape coming down from the mouth will add some cute buckteeth to the face, and then you can finish off the other smaller details of the face.
Some dots on the cheeks will help to create some whisker spots, and you can also draw some lines inside the ears to create the inner ear area.
Finally, some lines on the tail will help to add some depth to it.
These are the details that we chose for our picture, but you could even add some of your own if you would like to!
Step 6 – Finish off your squirrel drawing with some color
The last step of our guide on how to draw a squirrel is the one where you can take over and show us how creative with colors you can be!
We used a brown color scheme for our squirrel, but you should use whichever colors you would like for your own squirrel drawing.
Squirrels come in many different color variations, so even if you would like to keep your drawing more realistic you have a lot of options at your disposal.
However, you could also use your favorite bright colors as well for a more stylistic appearance to your squirrel!
Once you know which colors you would like for your drawing, the only thing left to decide is which art mediums you will use for it.
Whether you decide on brighter colors using some acrylic paints or colored pens, or more muted tones with something like watercolors or colored pencils, you’ll have some amazing colors for your squirrel!
Your Squirrel Drawing is Complete
You’ve completed all of the steps in our guide on how to draw a squirrel, and now you have a new squirrel friend!
We really hope that this guide was helpful for you, as breaking a new drawing down into simpler steps is the best way to master any new subject.
This guide is just the start, though, as now you can use it as a basis to create your own unique variations!
You could change elements such as the positioning and expression of your squirrel as some examples.
You could take it even further by drawing a beautiful background, or perhaps by drawing a second squirrel to join your first one!
The colors you use are also a great way to put your own spin on your image, and you can have lots of fun experimenting with different art mediums and techniques.
We have many more wonderful step-by-step drawing guides for you to enjoy on our website, so be sure to check out what we have for you!
We also will be bringing out many more frequently, so be sure to check in often to never miss out on the newest guides we have for you.
Once you have finished your incredible squirrel drawing, we would love to see it!
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