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Uploaded: October 1, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 2, 2008
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Okay well this next tutorial is going to be on a very interesting pet that I am thinking about adopting next year. These animals are really quite intriguing and deserve to be read about because there are so many eye popping facts about these little guys. Today I will be showing you how to draw a chinchilla. Now for those of you that have no idea on what a chinchilla is, let me explain. These incredibly fluffy animals resemble a mouse (at least to me). They have one of the finest, softest furs in the world. The reason being is because they grow about fifty hairs that sprout from each hair follicle making their fur extremely thick as well. The fur on a chinchilla makes it impossible for fleas to dwell inside. If fleas even try to coexist they would wind up suffocating in the process. Now chinchillas are as big as rabbits and they have long fluffy tails. An animal usually baths in water right? Well not these critters, instead of using water to bathe, they use dust. Dust helps remove the excess oils in their fur which in turn help give it that extremely soft to touch texture. Many people now a days are adopting these guys as pets because they contain no pet dander at all, so as you know that becomes an important factor when it comes to owning an animal. If you have a pet you expect to play with it any time of the day right? Well not with a chinchilla. These mice like pets are strictly nocturnal meaning if you want to play with them you have to wait until they wake up a few hours after your family eats supper. Weird huh? I think that even though they look like rodents they would probably make a sweet pet (sweet meaning neat). So until I actually get one, I figured I would do a tutorial on one so I could at least remember what they look like. Unlike mice the chinchilla comes in many different colors and they also need a lot of good quality grass hay along with pellets made especially for chinchillas. They also snack on fruits as well. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a chinchilla step by step. I will be back with more tutorials for you all so sit back and relax until I return.

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how to draw a chinchilla

How to Draw a Chinchilla

how to draw a chinchilla step 1

STEP 1.

You will start this first step by drawing a few circles for the shapes and guidelines for the chinchilla. Start by making a small round circle for the head and then a big egg shape for the mid part of his body with another shape for his butt end. Add the limb guidelines for the tail and legs.
 
how to draw a chinchilla step 2

STEP 2.

You will now draw in the mouse like ear and then the shape of the snout. Shape out the legs and then draw in the long curled tail that is a bit fluffy looking.
 
how to draw a chinchilla step 3

STEP 3.

Now in this step as you can see more of the chinchilla's body parts will be drawn out. You will make the other mouse like ear and then detail the right one as shown. Next give him/her some whiskers and then a small nose. Fluff up the belly area and the add some lines for the toes and then thicken the tail.
 
how to draw a chinchilla step 4

STEP 4.

This is the last drawing step and what you will do here is draw each eye and then color it in. Detail the inside of the ear and then detail the feet and shape them as well. You will then erase all the guidelines that you drew in step one to prepare your chinchilla for color.
 
how to draw a chinchilla step 5

STEP 5.

When you are done your chinchilla should look like the one you see here. All you have to do is choose a color and color him/her in. Well that does it for this tutorial on how to draw a chinchilla step by step. I hope you learned something new and I bid thee farewell until my next return.