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Easy How to Draw a Koala Tutorial and Koala Coloring Page

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

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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.

Use the Button below to download a PDF Tutorial

Koala Coloring Page

Materials for Koala Drawing

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  • Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.Stabilo Markers. They have the best colors, the best tips, and last the longest.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
  • Stabilo Markers. The large pack provides lots of fun color choices, several shades of each color, including a few choices for skin. The tips are perfect for coloring, and there’s even a promise that they will work after being uncapped for 8 weeks!

Directions for How to Draw a Koala Step by Step

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.

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