How To Draw A Squirrel Step By Step For Kids
Would You Like To Draw A Squirrel With Your Kids?
Squirrels are so cute. And I thought if so, let's draw them. It panned out surprisingly easy and now I can show you how to draw one with step by step instructions for kids. If you find them useful, my sketches are totally free for personal use.
You'll see, it is really easy. Everything is based on two ovals, one for head and one for the body, and few additional details to make your picture more realistic. Knowing there are many different species, you have a lot of options to experiments with lines and colors.
And now let's start. All you'll need is a piece of paper, pencil and few colored pencils or crayons.
The photo on the right is in public domain photo from Pixabay. All presented sketches are mine.
Step by step instructions how to draw a squirrel
Books about them
If you want to draw more squirrels, you can find them in different books. Below you have several titles with detailed instructions and few children books with squirrels.
In step by step guides you'll learn how to draw your favorite pets and other animals. You'll also find out how to draw different kinds of eyes and noses, various types of hair ...
You'll meet a squirrel, skunk, fox, deer, different birds, a bear, bats and other animals from the wood. Books are packed with facts, breeds, babies, what do they eat, how do they sleep and many great photos.
There is also a charming story for kids about very busy squirrel, who wants to help all her friends in the forest. Kids will love many color illustrations.
Another tells about needs for long, cold winter.
Learn and enjoy!
Few facts about squirrels
They are rodents, just like mice, rats, rabbits and beavers. Like the rest of the rodents they possess powerful teeth which never stop growing. Another surprising fact: their sweat glands are on feet.
Believe it or not, they can run at 20 miles per hour. Although they are in general very shy, they often jump back and forth when they face predators. This should confuse them, but it doesn't work in town, where squirrels' biggest enemy is traffic.
Squirrels spend a lot of time and energy with burying food. They make fake burials to confuse thieves. Another nice fact is their love to prepare huge supply. From 20 to 35 percent of buried fruits are never eaten and they stand a good chance to grow into trees.
On their menu are mainly seeds, fruits and nuts, but most of these cute little rodents are actually omnivorous. This means they eat meat, especially insects too.
Squirrels didn't change much in last 35 million years. They are sometimes called living fossils. Apparently this form is evolutionary success.
Did you know?
There are more than three hundred species known and their size varies from 10 to 100 (!) centimeters.
The same thing in video
Now you can color your squirrel if you want too. You'll need few red and brown colored pencils. You'll be surprised how much can be done with different shades of these colors. The animal will come alive in no time.
We are all different types, some prefer books, some love audio, some video tutorials. Here is one of such detailed explained videos.
Cute squirrel drawing
Their silly behavior inspired many artists. Their fluffy ears and long tails are one of registered trademarks by Adriano Janezic, illustrator and caricaturist.
Who doesn't love them? Even in areas where they are considered as pests, they are still extremely popular...
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