If we want to learn how to draw a kangaroo, first we need to know how it looks like. Here are some pictures of kangaroos from the internet:
Kangaroo is a famous exotic animal from distant continent Australia. We know that there are many kinds of kangaroos but most known is a big herbivorous creature with narrow shoulders little elongated head and very strong tale and hind legs. Being disturbed it jumps and moves very quickly. Kangaroo is coward but sometimes it can show courage (when damaged or protecting the offspring). In common it`s body looks like cone, I would say like a brown pyramid among high grass. Another interesting similarity is with T. Rex giant and very dangerous dinosaur that walked on hind legs and almost did not use the front paws.
Step by step tutorial of drawing a cangaroo 1
1 . Make a schematic pencil sketch:
2 . Draw arched line of the back. It looks humplike because the animal`s body is tilted forward. Long tail rests on the ground. The neck is straightened up.
3 . Draw the hind legs. Outline the conical shape of curved tail.
4 . Add the front paws.
5 . The head resembles a horse`s or even a donkey`s one because of the long ears.
This is our first picture of a kangaroo, but we continue to learn how to draw kangaroo
How to draw a cangaroo-step by step lesson 2
1 . Outline the back.
2 . Draw the hind leg which is nearer to us.
3 . Add the second hind leg and the line of kangaroo`s belly. The tail looks very reptilian.
4 . The front paws resemble the hands of a boxer.
5 . Head is turned to the viewer and the muzzle is very nice: large eyes, high forehead, long nose, large oval ears.
And now let’s learn how to convey movement in the drawing.
How to draw a jumping kangaroo
This is the kangaroo during a jump:
When you kangaroo pictures are ready, sketch some native Australian plants around it as a background – eucalyptus for example, let it feel at home.
And here is one more kangaroo picture:
It was an article from the series “How to Draw Australian Animals”.
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