Here’s how to draw an armadillo, a pretty realistic looking version, with an easy step-by-step tutorial.
Students that want to draw an armadillo with a few more details might be ready for this tutorial. After all their face has a point nose, their feet have claws, and their tail is long and segmented too.
This version might also help them imagine just how the armadillo rolls up into a ball when they perceive danger. All those curvy bendable shapes probably fit together like pieces of a puzzle.
- Draw an Armadillo PDF (click to download)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw an Armadillo
- Draw the shell.
- Add a pointy head that overlaps the shell.
- Erase the lines inside the head. Add ears.
- Erase the lines shown. Add eye, mouth and legs.
- Draw nails on the feet.
- Add a tail with lines.
- Draw lines for section of the tail.
- Add a horizon line and background.
- Trace with a marker and color.
Here’s how draw a really simple armadillo using some very basic shapes.
Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one” and refers to the bony plates that cover their back, head, legs, and tail. They are the only living mammals that wear such shells.
- Draw an Armadillo Tutorial (click to download a PDF)
- Watercolor paper
- Sharpie marker, fine point
- Liquid watercolor paint