In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Skunk in 9 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a skunk. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a final and easy skunk drawing!
Before we begin the How To Draw a Skunk drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about skunks you might find interesting, especially for kids.
- Skunks are easily recognized by their black and white fur stripes, which act as a warning to predators.
- Skunks can spray a liquid with a strong smell from glands near their tail as a defense. This spray can travel up to 10 feet!
- Baby skunks are called kits. Kits are born in the spring time.
- Skunks have poor eyesight but a very good sense of smell. Skunks use their nose to find food.
- Skunks live in underground burrows or sheltered areas like under porches or sheds.
- Skunks are omnivores, which means skunks eat both plants and animals. Their diet includes insects, eggs, fruits, and small mammals.
- Skunks are mostly nocturnal, which means skunks are active at night. But you can sometimes see skunks during the day too.
- Skunks can spin their tails like helicopters to warn other animals to stay away.
- Skunks leave scent marks to communicate with each other.
- Skunks are helpful animals because skunks eat lots of pest insects like grubs and beetles.
How To Draw a Skunk – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide
Step 1: Begin by drawing the skunk’s nose as a small oval.
Step 2: Draw the chin of the skunk.
Step 3: Now you can draw the top of the head.
Step 4: Draw the top of the back and the chest area.
Step 5: Sketch the big, puffy, tail next.
Step 6: Draw the skunk’s two legs.
Step 7: Add a line for the underbelly.
Step 8: Draw in the other two legs.
Step 9: Draw in the final eye and face detail, along with lines indicate the skunk’s white stripe.
Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Skunk, consider adding some shading or coloring to make your stinky friend look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your skunk drawing.
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Skunk! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I know after another attempt you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a skunk is with practice…practice…practice!
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