how to draw a red kangaroo
Step 7. How to Draw a Red Kangaroo
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Uploaded: January 21, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: April 20, 2010
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Let’s start this tutorial by talking about the Red Kangaroo. This Australian desert animal is the world’s largest marsupial. Red kangaroos get around by hopping on their hind legs reaching speeds over 35 miles an hour. With one hop, they can cover a distance of 25 feet, and jump 6 feet high. Female kangaroos only carry one baby at a time when they are pregnant. The size of the newborn is smaller then a single grape, it’s hard to believe that an animal this size produces such a small offspring. Once the youngling is born, right away it starts its journey into the mothers pouch, and there it will stay for without coming out for two months. The female species of the red kangaroo are typically smaller then the males, which make them a lot faster and lighter too. The large males are built with sheer power, they can weigh as heavy as 200 pounds and reach 6 feet in height, while the females only grow to be 4 feet high and only weigh between 75 to 80 pounds, which is a considerable difference when compared to the male. Like all kangaroos they are herbivorous, and travel in groups called a mob. When the males fight over a mate they lean on their hind legs and box, they also have sharp claws and can bite as well. What most people don’t know is that, each year that goes by they are hunted down for their hides and meat. Red kangaroo are becoming a more popular food source for man kind. In this tutorial you will learn "how to draw a kangaroo", with just a few steps. The instructions are an easy read, so even a child can learn to draw one with no problems at all. When you’re finished you can keep your work as a sketch, or color it to look like a cartoon character, what ever you want you decide. I hope this tutorial was a helpful tool for you and I will be back soon.

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