How to Draw Animals – Step by Step

Below you’ll find a collection of step by step tutorials on drawing animals. Each tutorial is designed to help you learn how to draw animals through a series of “sketchbook challenges”. Each tutorial breaks the process down into easy to follow steps. Drawing is about finding and understanding the basic shapes that make up objects – then constructing those shapes to make complex imagery.  This collection of “sketchbook challenges” simplifies the process and helps the artist see and recognize shapes so that over time they can draw anything.

How to Draw a Rhinoceros Step by Step

How to Draw a Rhinoceros

Learn how to draw a rhinoceros in this step by step drawing lesson that uses basic shapes.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step by Step

How to Draw a Sloth

Learn how to draw a sloth, one of the most interesting creatures on earth, in this step by step drawing tutorial.

How to Draw a Seahorse Step by Step

How to Draw a Seahorse

Learn how to draw a seahorse with simple shapes in this easy step by step tutorial.

How to Draw a Dragon Step by Step

How to Draw a Dragon

While not technically a real animal, a dragon is still pretty fun to draw. Here’s how to draw one.

How to Draw a Alligator Step by Step

How to Draw an Alligator

Be sure to draw this one from a distance. Here’s how to draw an alligator.

How to Draw a Polar Bear

How to Draw a Polar Bear

Learn how to draw the elusive and beautiful polar bear in this tutorial.



How to Draw a Realistic Mouse

How to Draw a Realistic Mouse

In this tutorial we take a look at drawing a realistic mouse, step by step.

How to Draw a Realistic Owl

How to Draw a Realistic Owl

“Who” says that drawing an owl is difficult? Here’s how to draw a realistic owl step by step…

How to Draw a Penguin

How to Draw a Penguin

This tutorial looks at drawing a penguin step by step. Simple shapes are layered to build up the overall shape of the penguin.

How to Draw a Monkey

How to Draw a Monkey

Learn how to draw monkey step by step using simple shapes.



How to Draw a LadyBug

How to Draw a Ladybug

Ladybugs are easy to draw with simple shapes. This step by step tutorial will show you how to draw a realistic ladybug using “easy to draw” shapes.

How to Draw a Lion

How to Draw a Lion

This drawing tutorial illustrates how to draw a male lion standing with a forward facing view.

How to Draw a Cobra

How to Draw a Cobra

In this tutorial, we take a look at how to draw a realistic cobra.

How to Draw a Squid

How to Draw a Squid

In this tutorial, we look at drawing one of the most interesting creatures in the sea, the squid.

How to Draw a Horse

How to Draw a Horse

Drawing a horse is fairly easy, when the process is broken down into easy steps. This tutorial shows you how to draw a horse using a simple, step by step approach.



How to Draw a Panda

How to Draw a Panda

In this tutorial, we take a look at drawing a realistic Panda.

How to Draw a Gorilla

How to Draw a Gorilla

Learn how to draw a realistic gorilla in this step by step drawing lesson.

How to Draw a Giraffe

How to Draw a Giraffe

Drawing a giraffe doesn’t have to be a “tall order”. This tutorial shows you how easy it is to draw a giraffe.

How to Draw a Bird

How to Draw a Bird

Learn how to draw a realistic bird in this step by step tutorial.

How to Draw a Dolphin

How to Draw a Dolphin

Only a few simple shapes are used to draw a dolphin in this lesson. See how easy it is to draw a realistic dolphin.

How to Draw a Cow

How to Draw a Cow

Holy Cow, it’s easy to draw one! This tutorial explains how to draw a cow step by step.

How to Draw a Tiger

How to Draw a Tiger

In this lesson, we take a look at drawing a tiger walking towards the viewer.

How to Draw a Bunny

How to Draw a Bunny

Awww, look how cute that bunny is. Learn how to draw it in this tutorial.

How to Draw a Bat

How to Draw a Bat

Learn how to draw flying bat. This one isn’t a “cutie”.

How to Draw a T-Rex

How to Draw a T-Rex

Okay, so a T-Rex is not an animal that still exists. But we can speculate – right? Here’s how we think we would draw one.

How to Draw a Butterfly

How to Draw a Butterfly

A complex subject matter for sure, but easy to draw with simple shapes. Here’s a how to draw a butterfly.

How to Draw a Black Widow Spider

How to Draw a Black Widow Spider

Don’t draw this one from observation! Here’s a how to draw a black widow spider.

How to Draw a Large Dog

How to Draw a Large Dog

This tutorial will show how to draw a large dog with simple shapes.

How to Draw a Frog

How to Draw a Frog

Ribbit! Here’s how to draw a frog, step by step. Better hop on this one.

How to Draw a Great White Shark

How to Draw a Great White Shark

Here’s how to draw the king of the sea, the great white shark.

How to Draw a Fish

How to Draw a Fish

This tutorial takes a look at drawing a realistic fish.

How to Draw a Wolf

How to Draw a Wolf

Howl to draw a wolf, step by step.

How to Draw a Cat

How to Draw a Cat

This isn’t a little cute kitty. Here’s how to draw a full grown alley cat.

How to Draw a Pig

How to Draw a Pig

Let’s get down to the dirty job of drawing a pig.

How to Draw an Elephant

How to Draw an Elephant

An elephant may be a huge animal, but it’s pretty easy to draw one.

How to Draw an Octopus

How to Draw an Octopus

Here’s how to draw an octopus. Ink is suggested.

How to Draw a Bee

How to Draw a Bee

In this drawing lesson, we’ll take a look at drawing a realistic bee.

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