How to draw a kangaroo

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:

Pencil sketch of Kangaroo

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.

Easy kangaroo drawing

3 . Draw the hind legs. Outline the conical shape of curved tail.

Kangaroo drawings and pictures

4 . Add the front paws.

Kangaroo drawings

5 . The head resembles a horse`s or even a donkey`s one because of the long ears.

Figure kangaroo

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.

How to draw kangaroo tutorial

2 . Draw the hind leg which is nearer to us.How to draw Kangaroo step by step

3 . Add the second hind leg and the line of kangaroo`s belly. The tail looks very reptilian.

Easy Kangaroo drawing lesson

4 . The front paws resemble the hands of a boxer.

How to draw a kangaroo for kids

5 . Head is turned to the viewer and the muzzle is very nice: large eyes, high forehead, long nose, large oval ears.

Drawing of a kangaroo

And now let’s learn how to convey movement in the drawing.

How to draw a jumping kangaroo

Kangaroo pencil sketch Kangaroo step by step drawing instruction
Kangaroo drawing step by step Jumping Kangaroo step by step
This is the kangaroo during a jump:  Kangaroo drawing

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:

Kangaroo drawing

It was an article from the series “How to Draw Australian Animals”.

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