How to Draw a Koala

How to draw a koala cartoon character

In this lesson - how to draw a koala... I'd like to show you a really simple way to draw the animal in sort of a 'two for one' fashion.

Koala's are fairly simple animals with respect to their shape. Their most defining features would be their big fluffy ears and their big black noses. Aside from this... just make sure it's grey, fluffy-looking and cute!

With these ideas in mind - drawing two koalas (both mother and baby) is simple as basically - the smaller version can be drawn as a small replica of the larger version.

OK, here's how to draw a koala... err - koalas!


First Step - How to Draw a Koala Framework

If drawing a framework is something you find to be of help, here's a quick and simple way to go about it. Notice how a koala can be broken down into a series of simple circles - six in total when drawn in this position.

Here's how to do it...

How to draw a koala framework How to draw a koala - two simple circles How to draw a koala - shapes for a framework How to draw a koala - two simple frameworks

Looking at the finished framework above, you can see that drawing a koala is much easier when you keep the 'big picture' in mind. The baby - in this lesson and position, can be drawn as a small replica of the original, as it really helps to simplify things, letting you focus on the fun part - drawing your koala to look as cute and unique as ever!

Of course - if you only want to draw one, then do so. Ok, here's how to draw the actual koala now...

Second Step - Let's Draw Some Koalas!

Beginning with the little guy - if of course you're going to be drawing two koalas... go ahead and draw in the eyes and nose. The eyes, nose and ears of a koala are its key defining features. Add a mouth too if you like, but here - keeping to simplicity... I decided to avoid the extra details.

Here's how to draw a koala - both baby and mother...

How to draw a baby koala's face How to draw a baby koala's head How to draw a baby koala's head and ears How to draw a baby koala's back How to draw a baby koala's legs How to draw a baby koala complete How to draw a koala Cartoon drawing of a koala with her baby

Well, what do you think? Looks pretty cute, doesn't it! Actually - here - we've really kept our animals nice and simple. Maybe even a bit too simple for your liking? If so, it's really quite easy to add some more details to your koalas, and make them look even better. The ears for example. If you were to redraw them, you could add quick 'whispy' lines coming off each side to achieve a closer likeness. You could also add a mouth, some claws, etc.

And other than that - you're all done! Congratulations. Next up - grab some pencil crayons and give your animal some color. Or if you like... redraw your koalas so that they take on a look that's unique to you!