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Draw a Koala

Learn how to draw a koala and show your support for the wildlife in Australia that needs our help after dealing with massive fires.

how to draw a koala
Drawing of a Koala

NOTE: This cute guy is often mistakenly referred to as a Koala Bear, but he should correctly just be called a Koala. Turns out it’s a common mistake many people make, but an easy one to fix, so I hope to do my part. 🙂

There are a few details that you need to watch when drawing a Koala, to keep him or her from looking like any other kind of cute furry creature.

Make sure you draw a head that is wide at the cheeks, ears that are shaggy, and a dark oval for the mouth and nose. Chubby arms with little paws help too.

Once they are drawn and traced, all you need is a good gray marker to add some shadows. May favorite Stabilo markers used on drawing paper (not just copy paper) work great for this.

Note: An easier Koala tutorial is available below this one. Keep scrolling down to find it.

Preview of the step by step Koala tutorial
Koala Coloring Page



Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Koala

  1. Make guidelines. Draw the eyes and nose.

  2. Draw the head and ears.

  3. Add furry lines to the ears.

  4. Start the body with a swirl shape.

  5. Add a foot and furry lines.

  6. Draw an arm and small paw.

  7. Erase extra fur lines. Draw a tree.

  8. Trace and color with markers.

  9. Add extra gray and brown color for shadows.

Draw an Easy Koala and Baby

How to draw a koala bear