Draw Animals with Stripes and Spots!

Now everyone can draw zebras and giraffes!

Richly illustrated, step-by-step drawing exercises and projects for artists from beginner to intermediate

Zebra

Adobe Images Licence Numbers: 1411682 and  124963123

Beginner: 6.2.A7 Shade Simple Furry Stripes (4 Pages and 6 Illustrations)

Use curved hatching lines to practice drawing a striped pattern with a furry texture.

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Beginner to Intermediate: 6.2.A20 A Zebra Named Spot (16 Pages and 33 Illustrations)

Draw the striped pattern, furry texture, and exterior anatomical forms of a baby zebra’s face, head, and neck.

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Beginner: 6.2.A8 Shade Spotted Furry Textures (6 Pages and 16 Illustrations)

Use hatching lines to practice drawing the texture and pattern of realistic, spotted fur.

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Beginner to Intermediate: 6.2.A17 Dandy the Baby Giraffe (14 Pages and 41 Illustrations)

Outline proportions and shapes and then add shading to create the forms, textures, and patterns of an adorable young giraffe

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FREE Lessons on Drawing Animals!

Enjoyable Step-by-step Lessons for Beginners (free until Friday, May 13, 2016)! These lessons are suitable for artists from age 10 to 101!

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From a story book called The Three Little Pigs to television and movie stars such as Porky Pig, Babe, and Miss Piggy, pigs have been charming the hearts and minds of artists for centuries.

Outline a caricature of a piglet and then add shading to capture his three-dimensional forms and spotted fur (10 Pages and 12 Illustrations).

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Tuttle the Turtle

When living in a natural habitat, a box turtle’s cuisine includes such delicacies as spiders, flies, worms, crickets, grasshoppers, slugs, and snails. Yummy!

Sketch a turtle’s proportions within a simple grid, outline her with neat lines, and add shading with hatching graduations (10 Pages and 26 Illustrations).

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Rocky the Rodent

Draw a sweet little mouse and add shading lines to make his forms look furry and three-dimensional. The light source in this drawing originates from the upper left, which means that the shading is slightly darker on the right and lower-right sections of his body (8 Pages and 15 Illustrations).

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What’s Smooth, Spotted, and Green?

My indoor ones learned to thrive on neglect. My beautiful, healthy outdoor ones are rudely called weeds. They are all wonderful models for drawings!

Oddly enough, creating a beginner level, step-by-step tutorial is very difficult to illustrate. Sometimes, I get so caught up in the joy of drawing that I forget to pause and scan each step. This drawing made the cut as a beginner lesson!

The leaves on this plant are gorgeous in their simplicity – so much so that I couldn’t resist adding a few adorable spots. I fought the temptation to add dewdrops and bugs! :o)

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