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Easy How to Draw a Sea Otter Tutorial

Learn how to draw a sea otter floating on their back, with linked hands to keep the child from floating away. Nature sometimes just says it best.

How to Draw a Sea Otter
Drawing of Sea Otters

Some animals just naturally lend themselves to larger ideas about what it means to stay together. The fact that these mammals often hold each others hands to keep from floating away from each other while they sleep on their backs, could be used for much more than just a science report. The sweet idea and image could make a really touching card for someone too. (Mother’s Day comes to mind, for example.)

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How to Draw a Sea Otter

Materials for a Sea Otter Drawing

  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Directions to Draw a Sea Otter Step by Step

Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Sea Otter

  1. Draw the left otter head.

  2. Add the body below.

  3. Draw two feet pointing inside.

  4. Add arms, tail and whiskers.

  5. Draw the right otter head.

  6. Add a body below that touches.

  7. Draw two feet pointing inside.

  8. Add arms, tail and whiskers. Erase the extra gray lines.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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