How to Draw a Cartoon Zebra Step by Step

How to Draw a Cartoon Zebra easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.

How to Draw a Cartoon Zebra Step by Step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

So let’s get started on this tutorial on how to draw an animated zebra. Draw two shapes that look like the outline of the keyhole. A circle is located at the top, an oblong one with a wide base slightly below. Place the shapes on top of the piece of paper. Avoid perfect symmetry.

Step 2

Draw a few more shapes to form the recognizable outline of the zebra. Add a small, irregular circle in front of the circle representing the head. Connect two shapes to create a cone made up of two shapes of different sizes. Draw a long pea-like shape to represent the zebra’s body.

Step 3

Each zebra has strong, muscular legs. This is not surprising, because these guys need to run away from gazelles and leopards! Draw two pairs of strong, graceful legs. Pay attention to the proportions of the size of the legs and head. In fact, this is one of the main characteristics of the animation style.

Step 4

Draw a small triangular hooves. Avoid too sharp corners, try to use smooth lines. Note the position of the hooves relative to the distant legs of the zebra. The contours of the foreleg farthest from us look unusual due to the peculiarities of the angle and posture.

Step 5

Now is the time to make our cartoon zebra more alive, right? Draw the outline of the eye like a water drop in a horizontal position. Then outline the student outlines. As you remember, the pupil’s shape and position affects the character’s look and facial expressions.

Step 6

Another essential detail is the ears and mane. Draw this using our drawing as an example. The mane is very wide on the forehead. Towards the tail, the mane is tapering, gradually growing into a thin line. The ears look like longitudinal drawings. Draw outlines, which look like contours from lines parallel to the outer contours.

Step 7

So we continue to draw the animated zebra. Draw the outline of a small tail. It looks like a short, flowing line with a wide tassel. Compare the proportions of the tail to the proportions of the zebra’s head, body, and limbs.

Step 8

The main visual difference between a zebra and a horse is its characteristic color. Stripes are probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about zebras. Draw stripes on the mane and around the head of our zebra. Pay attention to the shape of the stripes on the face.

Step 9

Continue drawing the stripes of our animated zebra. As you can see, the stripes are darker on the limbs. Furthermore, in the distance, the stripes lie more and more dense. This is a bit like the arrangement of a spider web on a Spider-Man suit.

Step 10

Remove any excess lines from the previous steps. Check out the correct basic proportions and last minute details. Draw the final contours with sharp, contrasting strokes.

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