How to draw a rat step by step

How to draw a rat easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. How to draw animals for beginners and everyone.

How to draw a rat

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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

Step 1

Begin by drawing a circle on the middle right of your paper.

Step 2

Next, draw a rounded triangle protruding from the right side of the circle. The triangle and circle will overlap.

Step 3

Connect the triangle and circle with short, straight, lines.

Step 4

Erase the overlapping areas of the circle and triangle.

Step 5

Draw another, slightly larger circle to the left of the first circle. The two circles should overlap.

Step 6

Draw another, larger circle to the left of the second circle. These circles do not touch.

Step 7

Connect the circles on top and bottom using curved lines.

Step 8

Erase the overlapping lines, allowing a small portion of the top of each circle to remain within your new shape.

Step 9

Next, use curving lines to form the closest front leg. Begin in the middle of the shape, slightly to the right of center. The lines will curve toward each other before coming to a point at the foot. A small line within this shape designates the toes. For the far leg, draw a triangle that does not meet at the tip. Using five curved lines, form three toes that extend to the right and end in a point.

Step 10

Erase the line crossing the nearer leg.

Step 11

Add fur detail using short curved lines that come together in jagged points.

Step 12

Erase guidelines from the near leg and the large circle of the back.

Step 13

To draw the rear leg, begin with two curved lines. One will extend from the middle left of what was the large circle. The other will extend from the center of what was the large circle, to its bottom. Connect the two curved lines with short lines forming a jagged fur detail. To form the foot, extend a loose s-curve from the jagged line to the right. To form toes, use four curved lines in an “M” shape. Use another curved line to connect the remaining line to the rat’s stomach.

Step 14

Erase the curved guide line from the rear leg.

Step 15

To draw the base of the tail, begin by drawing a curved line from the middle left of the drawing, downwards. Use several short strokes to form a jagged fur detail. Connect this to the rear leg using a curved line.

Step 16

Draw the tail using two long, curved lines. These will begin on each side of the base of the tail and curve to the right, ending below the front feet. The curved lines should meet in a blunt point. Then, use seven short, curved lines to add texture to the tail. These lines should run from the left tail line to the right, ending just before meeting the right tail line.

Step 17

Each ear consists of two curved lines. For the nearer ear, overlap an irregular, partial circle with the top of the second circle you drew. The circle should be open to the bottom right. Draw a similar, smaller circle within it. For the far ear, draw a short, upside down hook, open to the right side and extending from the top right of the second original circle. Draw another hook facing the left, connecting the top of the first hook to the rat’s head.

Step 18

Draw the eye just below and to the right of the far ear. Draw a nose at the tip of the snout – it should resemble a rounded, upside down triangle.

Step 19

Draw another circle within the eye circle. Use six nearly straight lines to draw whiskers, extending downwards from the nose.

Step 20

Erase the guide lines within the near ear. Shade the area between the eye circles.

Step 21

Color your rat.

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