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Uploaded: August 14, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: July 13, 2010
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I just have to do one more tutorial on a cartoon animal because it was requested by a member and I have to fill all request. I will show you “how to draw a cartoon rat step by step”. The rat is an animal that is looked down upon and there is good reason for this. They are disgusting animals that feed on the dead as well as on the living. They represent evil and decay, as well as trouble and filth. I wanted to draw a rat that resembled everything I just said. Although rats are nasty little rodents, they are often fancied as pets. I on the other hand, would never want to have a rat for a pet because they gross me out big time. I did however have fun drawing out this cartoon rat because I was able to use art to express how I look at these animals. The eyes are colored in red for their evil stare, and the body is colored in a dirty shade of grey. The feet and hands are a nasty pink, and they are also long, skinny and creepy looking. If you want you can sketch in a friendly looking face and cute hands with a white colored body to make your rat look more like a pet rat instead of a sewer rat. No matter what design concept you choose, you will have fun learning “how to draw a cartoon rat" step by step regardless. There is much more coming your way today because I have to submit seven more lessons that I drew yesterday and the day before. Have fun with this tutorial boys and girls, I will be back shortly with more drawing fun. Adios amigos!

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How to Draw a Cartoon Rat

how to draw a cartoon rat step 1

STEP 1.

You will first draw a circle for the head of the cartoon rat and then add the facial guidelines. Next draw another circle shape for the torso and or body. Attach the tail, legs, and arm limb lines to the torso shape.
 
how to draw a cartoon rat step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start drawing in the ears and make sure that they are a bit damages or torn from living on the streets like all rats do. Next use the facial guidelines to draw the brow lines for the eyes and then draw the snout of the cartoon rat.
 
how to draw a cartoon rat step 3

STEP 3.

Start sketching out the messy hair in between the ears and then draw out the evil shape of the eyes. Add wrinkled creases on the bridge of the nose and then draw the bucked teeth. Detail inside of the ears and then add some detail for the brow.
 
how to draw a cartoon rat step 4

STEP 4.

In this step you will finish sketching out the face of the cartoon rat and then start sketching out the torso which is hairy and puffy looking. You will also sketch in some of the right arm as shown to you here.
 
how to draw a cartoon rat step 5

STEP 5.

You will use the guidelines you drew for the tail to draw out the shape of the skinned looking body part. Draw vertical lines to fill in the design of a rats tail. Finish sketching out the arms and hands and then sketch some of the belly out as seen here which is also fluffy and hairy looking.
 
how to draw a cartoon rat step 6

STEP 6.

This is your last drawing step and all you have to do now is sketch out the shape of the thighs and then draw out the creepy looking feet and make sure you add nails on them. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one and move onto your finished step.
 
how to draw a cartoon rat step 7

STEP 7.

Here is what your cartoon animal should come out looking like. When you are done with this lesson on "how to draw a cartoon rat", you can proceed onto coloring in your work.