Your Free, Step-by-Step Guide on How to Draw Animals

Learn how to draw animals in this free guide!
Your free eBook on how to draw animals

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to draw animals, there’s a lot to know! From animal anatomy and body arrangement to recreating the texture of animal skin, fur, and feathers with your drawing implement, it can be difficult to know where to start.

That’s why we’re making this FREE eBook on how to draw animals available for you. These drawing exercises cover everything you need to know to get started drawing your favorite animals.

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What’s inside my free guide on how to draw animals?

Tips for drawing horses the easy way: a step by step tutorial that's free.

In this free eBook, you’ll find introductory information on your drawing materials. You’ll also receive tips on how to get the most out of your materials, like:

  • Understanding what surface to choose when sketching an animal
  • The types of pencils you’ll want to reach for
  • Understanding what’s useful about a kneaded eraser
  • Why blending stumps are essential when learning how to draw realistic animals
  • Whether spray fixative is an essential part of your art supplies

How to Draw a Cat

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When sketching preliminary animal drawings, there are several different strokes that come in handy, whether you are creating horse drawings or learning about drawing a wolf, or are more interested in sketching loveable pets and are therefore setting your sights on dogs or cats.

Here are the strokes you’ll learn to use:

  • Smooth parallel strokes
  • Crosshatching
  • Blending with a stump or torillion
  • Layering lines and blending
  • Long, curving strokes
  • Flowing strokes, perfect for flowing manes and tails when creating horse drawings
  • Straight, slightly curved strokes for bristly hair

Horse Drawings:

Learn how to emulate easy horse drawings with this free tutorial!

The most exciting part of drawing animals is choosing your subject. From the exotic animals that live a world away to the pet that could be sitting next to you right now, these drawing lessons gives you the know-how and insight to draw popular and compelling animal subjects.

How to Draw a Dog

Learn how to draw a dog with this free tutorial!

With tips along the way–for example, in dog drawings, when drawing the legs and outer lines of the dog’s body, paint fine lines to establish the contour first, then fill in–this drawing lesson is the perfect resource if you are a beginning artist looking for solid and insightful information on drawing animals.

Download your free eBook that’s full of expert advice on mastering drawings of animals!

Learning how to draw animals is not just a matter of picking a four-legged subject and jumping in. For drawing animals in a way that you’ll be able to learn good artistic habits and hone your skills as an artist, you first want to really get to know your materials. Step by step, you’ll discover steps for drawing dogs, cats, and horse drawings. For each one, you’ll find out how to establish the form of the animal you are drawing, where to add the darker values and middle values, and how to blend them together. Once you’ve done that, it is on to the refining and finishing details of your animal drawings.

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