how to draw a koala

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Koala in 8 easy steps. This free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Koala. This How To Draw a Koala tutorial is set up so you simply draw the red lines in each step, then move on to the next step. Before you know it, in just a few minutes, you’ll have yourself a draw of a koala bear!

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 Koala you might find interesting.

  • Koalas are marsupials, which means they carry their young in a pouch.
  • Native to Australia, koalas are found in the eucalyptus forests along the eastern and southeastern coasts.
  • These animals have a diet that consists almost entirely of eucalyptus leaves, which are tough and fibrous.
  • Koalas have special bacteria in their stomachs that help break down the eucalyptus leaves and neutralize the toxins.
  • Each koala eats about 1 to 2 pounds of eucalyptus leaves per day.
  • Koalas have fingerprints that are so similar to human fingerprints that they can be difficult to distinguish, even under a microscope.
  • These marsupials sleep for up to 18-22 hours a day because their diet requires a lot of energy to digest.
  • Koalas have a thick, woolly fur that protects them from both high and low temperatures and acts as a waterproof barrier for rainy weather.
  • The koala has a large nose that is very sensitive and helps it select the most nutritious eucalyptus leaves.
  • Koalas are not bears; the term “koala bear” is actually a misnomer, as koalas are more closely related to wombats and kangaroos.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Koala Bear – EASY Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Draw a slightly curved line to represent the top of the Koala’s head.

how to draw a koala

Step 2: Draw the round ears on both sides.

how to draw a koala

Step 3: Finish by drawing the outline of the Koala bear head.

how to draw a koala

Step 4: Draw the top line of the two left legs.

how to draw a koala

Step 5: Draw the Koala’s back and the outline of the arms and leg.

how to draw a koala

Step 6: Draw the chest and belly on the front of the body.

how to draw a koala

Step 7: Draw an outline of a Tree trunk in the background that the Koala is climbing.

how to draw a koala

Step 8: Add the claws and facial details to finish the drawing of the Koala.

how to draw a koala

Well Done! Now that you’ve completed the Koala drawing lesson, try to color or shade in your drawing based on the picture below. Adding shade or color will make your drawing stand out and look alive!

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing a koala, and completing the How To Draw a Koala drawing exercise! Your first try may not have gone smoothly, but I’m pretty sure after another attempt or two you saw a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a koala is with practice.

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw an anteater?! Take a look here: How to Draw an Anteater

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