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How to Draw Cartoon Animals

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Cartoon lions! Cartoon tigers! Cartoon bears! Who doesn't love cartoon animals?

Ever since I was a kid, drawing animals has always been a favorite. A lot of it had to do with the many pets I had growing up.

But I'm pretty sure the Saturday morning cartoons had something to with it too! :-)

In this section of the site, you'll be able to work on and improve your cartoon animal drawing skills, drawing all sorts of different creatures from throughout the animal kingdom.

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Here's a tip...

When it comes to drawing cartoon animals. You may have noticed that many animals actually look quite similar to one another. Well, this helps a lot when it comes to drawing them...

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For example, think about what a horse looks like for a second.

What other animal does it resemble?

A cow? A zebra? A donkey?

Actually, it resembles all of them... and other animals too!

Deer, giraffes and even elephants also fit the profile when it comes to drawing cartoon animals.

Because animals of different kinds can look similar in many ways, it becomes easier to draw cartoon animals when you know how to draw others that are similar.

Horses - just like cows, stand upright on four legs and they're about the same size too. Also, the head and tail are in about the same basic position.

So?

Learn to draw a horse first, and drawing a cow later on will actually seem pretty simple.

Well, time to put it to the test and draw some cartoon animals of your own! Select a cartoon animal lesson from the list below and begin!

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***g3.shtml***How to Draw a PenguinPenguin Tutorial
Here's a neat-looking penguin drawing tutorial, kind of resembling the "Linux" mascot.


***g3.shtml***Tiger PandaTiger-Panda Crossover
Learn how to draw cute cartoon character, crossover between a tiger and a panda bear.


***g3.shtml***Rabbit DrawingRabbit Drawing
Here, draw a cute and simple rabbit - one that's composed of quick, "sketchy" lines.


***g3.shtml***Cartoon ClownfishCartoon Clownfish
Let's draw a cool-looking take, on everyone's favorite - deep sea dweller... a clownfish!


***g3.shtml***Cartoon MeerkatCartoon Meerkat
In this lesson, learn how to draw a neat-looking cartoon animal meerkat, straight out of Africa.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon FireflyCartoon Firefly
Through the process of bioluminescense - this cartoon firefly attracts a mate and food as well!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals Honey BearKinkajou Drawing Lesson
Super agile - nocturnal - loves figs!... lives in Costa Rica... let's draw a Kinkajou (aka Honey Bear)!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals SlothsA Sloth-Like Character
Draw a funny cartoon character that resembles a sloth. Can you make yours look different?


***g2.shtml***Cartoon JellyfishCartoon Jellyfish - With Eyes!!
When drawing a cartoon jellyfish - it's all about... the eyes! Makes it all the more fun.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon CatDraw a Cute Cartoon Cat
Learn how to draw a cute cartoon cat - similar to the 'Ragdoll' variety.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals How to Draw a SnakeHow to Draw a Snake
Another reptilian cartoon animal - learn to draw a customizeable snake!.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon LizardGeneric Cartoon Lizard
Draw a cute and generic cartoon lizard. Get creative and turn yours into... a gecko? Bearded dragon!!?


***g2.shtml***Cartoon DoveA Peaceful Cartoon Dove
Learn how to draw a very peaceful bird - a cartoon dove in flight.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon SeahorseDraw a Cartoon Seahorse!
Drawing a cartoon seahorse like this one is super easy when you know what one looks like. Yup... a horse!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon CrabThe Crabbiest Lesson on the Site
In this cartoon animals lesson, learn how to draw a simple cartoon crab. Come up with a unique color combo!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon ToucanFollow Your Nose... And Draw a Toucan!
Get creative - and design the perfect look and color-scheme for a tropical cartoon toucan.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon RobinCartoon Robin
Draw your very own - very unique - very original - and very bird-like... cartoon robin!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon LadybugCartoon Ladybug
Learn how to draw a simple and sleepy-looking, cartoon ladybug. Change it up a little, and it's a beetle!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals How to Draw an ElephantHow to Draw an Elephant
Learn to draw an elephant in this simple cartoon drawing lesson. Decide upon a unique color scheme.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon SwanCartoon Swan
Learn how to draw a unique-looking cartoon swan. Notice how it's similar to the duck!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon OtterCartoon Otter
Here, draw your very own otter cartoon - or a ferret - or a meerkat - or a prairie dog!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon OwlCartoon Owl
Use this lesson to help you create a unique cartoon owl --- the variety of your choice.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon WhaleCartoon Whale
Learn how to draw a simple ' compact' cartoon whale. Change it to look how you like!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals How to Draw a FishHow to Draw a Fish
Learning how to draw a fish - simple and cartoony like this Rainbow Trout -- is easy to do!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon SpiderCartoon Spider
Proceed with caution!! Learn how to draw two different spiders, one cute - the other SCARY!!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon Animals How to Draw a KoalaHow to Draw a Koala
Drawing a koala is really easy. Here, draw two similar koalas - both mother and baby.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon ManateeDraw a Cartoon Manatee
Learning how to draw a manatee really is easy due to their simple basic shape. Do so here!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon PandaCircular Cartoon Panda
Check it out. Fourteen circles is all it takes to draw a simple, cute! cartoon panda. Create one of your own.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon DucksDrawing Simple Cartoon Ducks
When drawing cartoon ducks, it helps to first visualize the two simple shapes from which they're composed.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon ChickenSimple Cartoon Chicken Lesson
What came first, the cartoon chicken or the egg? Well, with respect to this drawing lesson - neither!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon BearFriendly Cartoon Bear
Of all the cartoon animals, bears are among the easiest to draw. Grizzlies, polars - you name it!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon TigersDrawing Cartoon Tigers
So what's so grrrrrrrrrreat about this drawing lesson? Tigers of course! Draw a striped cat of your own.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon FoxCartoon Fox Drawing Lesson
Known to be tricky, drawing one is completely the opposite. Learn how to draw an odd-look ingcartoon fox.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon BatLittle Cartoon Bat
In this lesson, learn how to draw a tiny, simple, cute cartoon bat in only six very easy steps.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon RabbitUpright Cartoon Rabbit
Drawing a cartoon rabbit is easy to do when you start with some simple shapes - all circles! Check it out.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon ElephantDrawing a Cartoon Elephant
Drawing a cartoon elephant like this one is a really easy task - especially with some 'shapely' planning first!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon MouseClockwise Cartoon Mouse
Here, learn to draw a cartoon mouse, creating each part by working around in a clockwise direction.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon SnakeCute & Coiled Cartoon Snake
A cute snake!? Who ever heard of such a thing? I did! And I drew it here. And now, you can draw one too!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon LionEasy-to-Draw Cartoon Lion
Cute? Yes. But don't forget... he's still the King of the Jungle and all the cartoon animals!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon FrogA Hoppity Cartoon Frog
This little guy just can't wait to jump all over the place! In this simple drawing lesson, draw a simple frog.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon FishCartoon Fish
In this lesson, use only a circle and a cross to create a simple, generic cartoon fish.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon Animals Drawing of a ButterflyDraw a Cartoon Butterfly
See your drawing abilities take flight as you create a simple cartoon drawing of a butterfly!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon TurtleCartoon Turtle
A cute little cartoon turtle just for you. In only a few very simple steps, have one all for yourself!





***g3.shtml***Cartoon OrcaCartoon Orca
Here's a fun "ocean-focused" tutorial... learn how to draw a cute-looking, jumping, cartoon orca (killer whale)!


***g3.shtml***How to Draw a WolfHow to Draw a Wolf
Here in this lesson, let's draw a simple side-view of a wolf. Change up the color pattern, to make it more unique.


***g3.shtml***Cartoon KangaroosCartoon Kangaroos
The second kangaroo lesson on this page - draw a refined, slicker, *better* version, of the first one!


***g3.shtml***Cartoon ButterflyCartoon Butterfly
Learn how to draw a vibrant Blue Morpho cartoon butterfly - straight out of the rain forests, of Costa Rica!


***g3.shtml***Cartoon JaguarCartoon Jaguar
This was a fun lesson. The jaguar/panther you see - is based on how the animal may look (or not even close!), 1000 years from now.


***g3.shtml***Cartoon SlothCartoon Sloth
Another rainforest-focused cartoon animal drawing lesson, here - learn how to draw a cute-looking sloth, hanging to the side of a tree.


***g3.shtml***Cartoon ChipmunkCartoon Chipmunk
In this lesson, create your very own unique-looking chipmunk character - guarding a stash of acorns.


***g3.shtml***Cartoon CobraCartoon Cobra
Learn how to draw a deadly (but cute!) cobra snake, one that's poised and ready to strike.


***g3.shtml***Cartoon ChameleonCartoon Chameleon
In this animal drawing lesson, learn how to draw your very own, colorful cartoon chameleon.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon squirrelCartoon Squirrel
Draw a variegated cartoon squirrel... change up the colors to make yours unique to you.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon IguanaCartoon Iguana
Learn how to draw a colorful exotic-looking green iguana. Switch up the colors for a spin of your own!


***g2.shtml***Praying Mantis InsectPraying Mantis
Learn how to draw a cartoonified praying mantis. See if you can stylize yours differently.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon CatfishCartoon Catfish
Learn how to draw a funny cartoon catfish. Notice the similarities to other fish lessons here on the site.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals Saber Tooth TigersSaber Tooth Tiger
Learn how to draw this prehistoric feline. Imagine and draw a saber tooth tiger!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals FrogAnother Cute Frog :-)
Draw another frog - and again... red-eyed like the first one. Just love this type!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals TurtleDraw Another Giraffe!
Learn to draw a cartoon giraffe - a pattern similar to one you'd see in the wild.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals TurtleDraw a Sea Turtle
Some time ago, we talked about drawing a sea turtle. The time has come... draw one here!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals SquidCartoon Squid
Learn how to draw another creature of the sea... a cute little cartoon squid.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals ShrimpCartoon Shrimp
In this sea-creature-focused lesson, let's tackle one of the tastiest crustaceans - a shrimp!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals RatCartoon Rat
Learn how to draw a very simple cartoon rat. Generic as it may be - take yours to another level!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals TurkeyDraw a Turkey
Here's a very unique and funny-looking cartoon turkey to draw. Ever seen one like this before?


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals LionDraw a Lion
Learn how to draw a male lion, standing - and with a full mane.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon polar bearCartoon Polar Bear
Learn how to draw a simple cartoon polar bear in yet another creature-geared lesson.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon PossumCartoon Possum
Create a neat-looking cartoon possum. Add grey and pink to make it look even better!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon ParrotCartoon Parrot
Learn how to draw a Macaw cartoon parrot - red, blue and yellow - just as they are known to be!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon kangarooCartoon Kangaroo
Drawing a cartoon kangaroo is fairly simple. Here, let's draw a mother... a baby in her pouch.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals How to Draw DogsHow to Draw Dogs
Drawing dogs is tons of fun. Here, learn how to draw a dog that most resembles a Great Dane.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon Animals How to Draw CatsHow to Draw Cats
Here's another lesson focused on drawing cats. Have some fun as you bring your own unique cat to life!


***g2.shtml***Cartoon CrowIntelligent Cartoon Crow
Learn how to draw a cartoon crow, one of the smartest birds on the entire planet! Click here to get started.


***g2.shtml***Cartoon SnailSpeedy Cartoon Snail
Drawing a cartoon snail like this one, is both simple and quick. At your own speed -- draw one!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon SharkGreat White Cartoon Shark
Using a rather unique approach, learn how to draw a fierce 'great white-style' cartoon shark.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon GeckoDraw a Cartoon Gecko
Learn how to draw a simple cartoon gecko. Change the color and pattern to define it as 'leopard' or 'day'.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon Crocodile'Shish Kabob Style' Cartoon Crocodile
Drawing cartoon animals like this crocodile is simple when you use the 'shish kabob style' technique!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon PuppyCute Cartoon Puppy
Babies have big heads and big eyes. And with respect to drawing, the same can go for a 'baby dog'.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon HippoHappy-Go-Lucky Cartoon Hippo
Often referred to as the 'most dangerous animal in Africa' - this happy cartoon hippo is anything but.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon MooseIt's a Cartoon Moose!
Similar to the elephant before, learn how to draw a cartoon moose - one that's looking at you straight on.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon TurkeyDraw a Cartoon Turkey
Using a guideline of three circles, drawing a cartoon turkey just like this one is easy to do.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon CowsDrawing Cute! Cartoon Cows
Here, learn how to draw your own cartoon cows. After, attempt the horse drawing lesson using the same method.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon GiraffeCustomize a Cartoon Giraffe
How do you want your cartoon giraffe to look? A simple, curved line gets the job done quite nicely.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon Animals Horse DrawingsLearn How to Draw a Cartoon Horse
Saddle up and gallop into a brand new cartoon animal drawing lesson - draw your very own cartoon horse!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon EagleDraw a Cartoon Eagle
Here, learn how to draw a soaring, stealth-like cartoon eagle. It should help you draw other raptors too!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon DolphinCartoon Dolphin with Character
It's everyone's favorite friendly creature of the sea! Learn how to draw a cartoon dolphin with character!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon BeeHow to Draw a Cartoon Bee
So what's all the buzz? Drawing a cartoon bee of course! Learn how to draw a bee of your very own.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon DogsDrawing Cartoon Dogs
Take your cartoon dogs a step further by learning how the same 'dog framework' can yield many different dogs!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon BirdsDrawing Cartoon Birds
Take your cartoon birds a step further by learning how the same 'bird framework' can yield many different birds!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon CatsDrawing Cartoon Cats
Take your cartoon cats a step further by learning how the same 'cat framework' can yield many different cats!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon SheepHow to Draw a Cartoon Sheep
Drawing cartoon animals like this sheep is pretty straight-forward. Head, body, legs... and lots of wool!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon PigsDraw Cartoon Pigs. That can fly!
With drawing, anything is possible! Animals can talk, dinosaurs walk the earth... and yes - pigs can fly!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon monkeyA Crazy Cartoon Monkey
In this lesson, draw a cartoon monkey of your very own - one that appears to have gone completely bananas!


***g1.shtml***Cartoon WolfFriendly Cartoon Wolf
A helpful lesson on how to draw a cartoon wolf. We often think of wolves as ferocious. Here - not the case.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon Animals Dragonfly DrawingsCreate Unique Dragonfly Drawings
See what different shapes, patterns and colors you can come up with as you learn to draw unique dragonflies.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon PenguinsMarch of the Cartoon Penguins
It's the march of the cartoon penguins! Check out this lesson to learn how to draw a penguin of your own.


***g1.shtml***Cartoon Animals How to Draw a RhinocerosHow to Draw a Rhinoceros
Charge into this cartoon drawing lesson and learn how to draw a cute-looking rhinoceros.



Stay tuned for more cartoon animals to come!

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