How To Draw a Kangaroo

how to draw a kangaroo

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Kangaroo in 6 easy steps. This free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Kangaroo. Simply draw the red lines on each drawing lesson step, then move onto the next step!

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Here are some fun facts about the Kangaroo you might find interesting.

  • The Kangaroo is a national symbol of Australia.
  • Kangaroos are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion.
  • The average life expectancy of a kangaroo is about 4–6 years.
  • Different species of Kangaroos have different diets, although all are strict herbivores.
  • To move at slow speeds, the Kangaroo uses its tail to form a tripod with its two forelimbs. It then raises its hind feet forward, in a form of locomotion called “crawl-walking.”

How To Draw a Kangaroo – Fun and Quick Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorial

Step 1: Start by drawing the Kangaroo’s nose and head.

how to draw a kangaroo

Step 2: Next, draw the ears and the start of the neck.

how to draw a kangaroo

Step 3: Now you can draw the beginning of the body down to the tail.

how to draw a kangaroo

Step 4: Finish drawing the tail and add the center section of the body.

how to draw a kangaroo

Step 5: Sketch the front arms and the rear legs.

how to draw a kangaroo

Step 6: Finish the Kangaroo drawing by adding the second arm and second rear leg, don’t forget the eye and you’re done drawing the Kangaroo!

how to draw a kangaroo

Great job completing the How To Draw a Kangaroo drawing lesson! You can use the picture below of a real-life kangaroo to help color or shade in your kangaroo drawing.


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a KANGAROO! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a kangaroo is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Komodo Dragon?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Komodo Dragon

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