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Uploaded: April 12, 2013
Artist: Makangeni
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 16
Updated: April 12, 2013
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Tutorial about how to draw kangaroos.

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How to Draw Kangaroos

how to draw kangaroos step 1

STEP 1.

The body of the kangaroo has the form of a pear, the head is small and elongated, the forelegs are very small and thin while the hind legs are large and powerful with large feet adapted for leaping, the tail is long and muscular and used for balance.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 2

STEP 2.

The forepaws of the kangaroo have five toes with non retractible claws. They are similiar to human hands. The hind paws, instead, are very large and have four clawed toes, one toe is bigger than the others.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 3

STEP 3.

The kangaroo head starts with the guide lines. A circle, two large ears, muzzle and neck. Add also the guide lines inside the circle.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 4

STEP 4.

Draw the big and round eyes and the nose with two large nostrils.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 5

STEP 5.

Draw the mouth, finish the muzzle and start drawing the outline of the head.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 6

STEP 6.

Draw the ears, finish the head and draw the neck. Use zigzag lines to create the effect of the fur.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 7

STEP 7.

Add the last details, like fur into the ears and fur on the face and on the neck.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 8

STEP 8.

With some more work you should have something similiar to this pencil sketch.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 9

STEP 9.

Now, let's draw a full body kangaroo. Draw the guide lines like the ones you see in the image.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 10

STEP 10.

Add eyes and muzzle.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 11

STEP 11.

Draw the outline of the head and the deer-like ears.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 12

STEP 12.

Add details into the ears, draw the neck and start the chest.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 13

STEP 13.

Draw the small and thin forelegs and continue the lines of the body.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 14

STEP 14.

Draw the large and muscular hind legs with the large feet and add also the thick tail laying on the ground to help the kangaroo mantaining balance.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 15

STEP 15.

Add some details.
 
how to draw kangaroos step 16

STEP 16.

With some more work you should have something similiar to this pencil sketch. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial about kangaroos!