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Easy How to Draw a Meerkat Tutorial and Meerkat Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Meerkat and a Meerkat Coloring Page. This one is in their famous “lookout” pose.

Learning how to draw a meerkat body gets a whole lot easier if you start with a long body and then attach the arms and legs. It not only simplifies the shapes a bit, you also end up with a pose they are most famous for – standing tall and on the constant lookout for danger.

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Meerkat Coloring Page

Meerkat Tracing Page

Materials to Draw a Meerkat

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
  • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

Step by Step Directions for a Meerkat Drawing

Time needed: 1 hour

Step by Step Directions

  1. Draw the torso of the body.

  2. Add the head above.

  3. Draw two legs.

  4. Add two hanging arms.

  5. Draw the features in the face and ear.

  6. Add a long tail.

  7. Erase the gray lines. Draw a hill.

  8. Add landscaping to the background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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