Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Kangaroo and a Kangaroo Coloring Pages. Now students have two options to choose from.
If you’d like to learn how to draw a kangaroo, you’ve come to the right place. The first lesson shared below focuses on just the very interesting profile of this amazing animal. The second one includes a bit more realism, including a cute little baby joey in a pouch. Both come with step by step tutorials and use guide lines to help students draw the shapes to scale. Here’s a little more about why I use them.
Getting Started with Drawing Guides
You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have a dashed line running through the center of each step, both in the horizontal and vertical direction. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow. The more realistic kangaroo tutorial even has an extra set, for a total of 16 boxes, to help older students be a little more precise.
When students get their drawing off to a good start, there’s a better chance of them feeling successful by the time they are done. Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.
So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw lines down the center of their paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways (two times for the one with extra boxes) make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will totally disappear.
Easy Kangaroo Tutorial
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Kangaroo Coloring Page
Materials for a Kangaroo Drawing
Step by Step Directions to Draw an Easy Kangaroo
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Kangaroo
- Draw a large half circle at an angle.
- Add the head shape on the right. The bottom is curved for the mouth.
- Connect the two shapes with curbed neck lines.
- Add the two ears and eye. Erase the light lines.
- Draw the leg and tail, making sure they are level on the bottom.
- Erase the light lines and add an arm that is hanging down.
- Erase the line shown.
- Draw a grass line and a sky.
- Trace with a marker and paint or color.