Description: For my next tutorial I will be showing you how to draw a cartoon beaver step by step. I love animals, and the beaver just happens to be one of my favorite wildlife animals that exist. Now even though the beaver is a favorite of mine, I am actually submitting this lesson because a member who requested a beaver as a tutorial. Instead of doing a drawing on a real life looking beaver, I thought it would be fun to show you how to draw a cartoon version of this wood chopping animal. There is an age old question that is asked by many kids and adults. And that question was once asked by me as well. What is this mind boggling brain tease? Well, did you ever wonder if beavers eat wood? I mean if you think about it, the beavers that I was used to seeing were on T.V. and these animated beavers cooked wood, ate wood, and even used wood to make these humongous dames that they are usually associated with. About two years ago I did a little research of my own to find out if any of these myths were true, and here is what I found out. First off beavers are cousins to rats, mice, porcupines, and squirrels which means that they are a part of the rodent family. They live in ponds, rivers, lakes, streams and even marshes and they spend most of there time in the water due to the fact that they have short legs and webbed feet. Because of their body build, they cannot move well on solid ground making them vulnerable to land predators. Do they really eat wood? The answer to that question is yes! Beavers love eating bark and leaves with their favorite tree being the aspen. They have also been known to eat birch, alder, willow, and mountain maples. To answer your other question, yes they do build dams and lodges with the left over trees that they do not consume. Anyways no matter how you look at it, the beaver is a wonderfully pleasant animal that is fun to draw and color. You will learn "how to draw a beaver", step by step with easy to read instructions and simple to follow steps. I will be back in a while with more drawing fun so stay tuned and keep a look out for what comes out next. Peace out!
Description: You will start this first step by drawing out some circles and shapes to start off this tutorial lesson. Draw two circles to make your beaver look like a small snowman. Add the facial guidelines and then draw the two lines for his tail and then for the stick in his mouth.
Description: Your second step involves the drawing shape of the beavers head, eyes, nose, and mouth. Once that is done you will then draw out the shape of the small log in his mouth. When you draw out the lining of this beaver’s body you will have to make sure that the lines are spiky looking. Add and color the beady eyes and then a small nose. Give him his sharp beaver teeth and a cute little paw.
Description: This is your third drawing step and all you have to do is add the whiskers and then the rest of the shape of the log. Draw out the rest of the beaver's body and then draw out his webbed feet and little arm and ear. Once you are done here, move to the next step to see what is next.
Description: This is your last drawing step and all you have to do now is draw out the beavers flat looking wide tail and include the criss cross lines on the top. You will also draw the behind of the beaver and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
Description: Once you're beaver is all set and drawn out you should have a drawing that looks like the one you see here. You are all set to color in your work and then you have learned how to draw a cartoon beaver step by step.
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