how to draw a rat

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Rat in 6 easy steps. This simple step by step guide progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a nasty rodent! Except our version isn’t so nasty, he’s actually a happy, smiling rat!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Rat drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about rats you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Rats laugh when they’re tickled – as in high-pitched squeaks – too high-pitched for humans to hear.
  • Rats are actually clean animals, they spend several hours each day grooming themselves or each other.
  • Rats use their whiskers for balance and to help find there way around. These incredibly sensitive hairs are similar to the whiskers that mice, dogs, and cats have too.
  • Rats are primarily nocturnal and live underground, in small dens or under debris.
  • A group of rats is called a “mischief”.

How To Draw a Rat – Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Begin by drawing the top of the rat’s back and head.

how to draw a rat

Step 2: Draw the mouth and ears next.

how to draw a rat

Step 3: Draw the throat, front paw and the big tooth!

how to draw a rat

Step 4: Draw the rat’s underbelly and other front paw.

how to draw a rat

Step 5: Sketch the large, hairless, tail and add facial details.

how to draw a rat

Step 6: Draw in the whiskers! Add detail to the tail.

how to draw a rat

Well Done, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Rat, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your rodent look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your Rat – it should be pretty easy!

how to draw a rat

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Rat! 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 rat is with practice…practice…practice!

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

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