Panda How to Draw

Step 1: Let’s draw the basic shapes and lines, applying a gentle pressure on the pencil. First draw a large oval for the body. Then trace the head: it is almost round, but its bottom part is wider than the top part. Add two small ovals for the ears.

Step 2: Add four more ovals for the legs — two large and two small. The top two ovals are inclined to the opposite sides.

Step 3: Now we start drawing the contours, pressing on the pencil normally. First outline the head and the ears.

Step 4: Draw the contours of the body. Our panda is rather plump, but it has a waist anyway. So the side contours will curve inward near the forepaws.

Step 5: Outline the forepaws. Notice that their inner contours don’t reach the shoulders.

Step 6: Draw the fuzzy feet. Make them a bit wider at the top. Draw a circle in the bottom part of each foot to mark the pads. Trace the legs with short dashes that connect the feet and the tummy.

Step 7: Detail the feet with some round toes and the forepaws with some claws. Notice that the toes closest to the tummy are the largest. Mark the tummy button with a tiny hook.

Step 8: Trace the inside of the ears with two curves. The ears are fuzzy at the bottom. Draw the nose like a short letter T with a thick central part. Mark the cheeks.

Step 9: Finally, draw the small eyes with oval black spots around them. The ovals should be inclined toward each other. Erase all the basic shapes and lines before coloring.

Step 10: Now let’s color the panda. It has black legs, black ears and two black spots around the eyes. The nose is also black. All the rest is white, except the pads of the feet — they are pink. You may add some shading inside the ears and the tummy button and under the chin. Trace over the contours again if they got blurred after coloring. The panda is complete!

Lesson added by Sergey Burlakov