For my next tutorial I will be showing you how to draw a cartoon beaver step by step. I love animals, and the beaver just happens to be one of my favorite wildlife animals that exist. Now even though the beaver is a favorite of mine, I am actually submitting this lesson because a member who requested a beaver as a tutorial. Instead of doing a drawing on a real life looking beaver, I thought it would be fun to show you how to draw a cartoon version of this wood chopping animal. There is an age old question that is asked by many kids and adults. And that question was once asked by me as well. What is this mind boggling brain tease? Well, did you ever wonder if beavers eat wood? I mean if you think about it, the beavers that I was used to seeing were on T.V. and these animated beavers cooked wood, ate wood, and even used wood to make these humongous dames that they are usually associated with. About two years ago I did a little research of my own to find out if any of these myths were true, and here is what I found out. First off beavers are cousins to rats, mice, porcupines, and squirrels which means that they are a part of the rodent family. They live in ponds, rivers, lakes, streams and even marshes and they spend most of there time in the water due to the fact that they have short legs and webbed feet. Because of their body build, they cannot move well on solid ground making them vulnerable to land predators. Do they really eat wood? The answer to that question is yes! Beavers love eating bark and leaves with their favorite tree being the aspen. They have also been known to eat birch, alder, willow, and mountain maples. To answer your other question, yes they do build dams and lodges with the left over trees that they do not consume. Anyways no matter how you look at it, the beaver is a wonderfully pleasant animal that is fun to draw and color. You will learn "how to draw a beaver", step by step with easy to read instructions and simple to follow steps. I will be back in a while with more drawing fun so stay tuned and keep a look out for what comes out next. Peace out!