Learn how to draw a Koala the easy way. This step by step tutorial keeps the shapes really simple so everyone can have fun drawing one.
Although you may have heard people call them koala ‘bears’, these animals aren’t bears at all – they are in fact marsupials. As group of mammals, most marsupials have pouches where their newborns develop. Call them a koala bear and someone in Australia will be flinching at the mistake. Those that know and love these animals hate to see misinformation spread about them.
While koalas are not officially endangered right now, their status is unstable and population numbers are dropping. Their decline is due to a combination of climate crises, bushfires, habitat loss, tree clearing and disease. The WWF-Australia has warned that koalas could become extinct in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state by 2050.
This simple tutorial was made to bring more awareness to the plight of these fascinating and adorable animals. The body has been simplified to just a few easy shapes to draw, but the overall look is still as cute as ever.
How to Draw a Koala Materials
- How to Draw a Koala (click to download a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
How to Draw a Koala Directions
Time needed: 25 minutes.
How to Draw a Koala
- Draw a large circle.
- Add two diagonal lines.
- Add one ear on the left side.
- . Draw other ear, partly behind the tree.
- Add nose and eyes for the face.
- Draw a curved arm below the head.
- Add two legs wrapped around tree.
- Add small hand, erase gray lines.
- Trace with marker and color.