Each step of this simple drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. In each illustration, new lines added during that step are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. You may want to sketch lightly first, as you will need to erase some of your early lines as you go along.
Draw two large ovals across the face to form the eye spots. Draw the nose using an irregular oval. Draw a curved line beneath the nose, and connect it to the nose using another curved line.
Draw another oval on the other side, creating a mirror image.
Color the panda. Giant pandas typically have white faces and bellies, with black eye spots, ears, and paws.
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Draw a curved line extending from the top of the oval, passing outside the shape and across the bottom, and returning to the top.
Draw an oval shape within each foot by enclosing the shape with a curved line.
All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to have an eraser handy to correct any mistakes, and crayons, markers, or colored pencils to shade your finished drawing.
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Draw a large oval and three smaller ovals in a paw print pattern within each foot.
Draw three successively smaller circles within each other inside each eye spot. Shade the area around the smallest circle. Draw three ovals at the tip of each forepaw to indicate fingers or claws.
Draw the arms using a series of curved lines. For each arm, extend a curved line from the head and across the stomach, doubling back on itself. Use a short, curved line to draw the underside of the arm.
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) lives in the remote mountain forests of China. Panda are famous for their unique black and white coloration as well as their appetite for bamboo.
Draw two lines between the ovals, curving in opposite directions.
Please PAUSE the “How to Draw a Panda” video after each step to draw at your own pace. For the first few steps, don’t press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin. Step 1: Draw a circle on the right side of the paper as a guide for the panda’s head.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide. Step 2: Inside the circle, draw two intersecting lines. These lines will help you place the panda’s facial features later. Step 3: On the bottom half of the main circle, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the panda’s muzzle.
Step 4: Draw two arcs on top of the head as guides for the panda’s ears. Step 5: Draw two circles on the left side of the head as guides for the panda’s body. Draw only a portion of the first circle since it sits behind the head.
Pay close attention to the placement of the circles.
Draw ears by enclosing a half circle on each side of the head. Use one curved line for each ear.
Enclose another circular shape beneath the first using a long, curved line.
Draw a stick of bamboo in the panda’s paw. The bamboo consists of a series of narrow, rectangular shapes with rounded corners.