how to draw an armadillo
How To Draw an Armadillo in a 9 step by step lesson, follow easy steps until you have a completed drawing of an Armadillo.  At the end, refer to the colored image of the armadillo and see if you can color in or shade your drawing to look life like!
Some interesting facts about the Armadillo you might not have known are:
  • Armadillos have bony armor plates covering their back that are formed from osteoderms, or bony scales.
  • They can roll up into a tight ball as a defense mechanism, protecting their soft underbelly and head.
  • Nine-banded armadillos are the most common type and range across the southern half of North America.
  • Armadillos use sharp claws to dig for insects, worms, plants and eggs in soil. They have poor vision but a keen sense of smell.
  • Babies are called pups and number usually 4 identical quadruplets per litter after a 3 month gestation period.
  • Their tongue is long and narrow for grabbing ants and termites. It is their main tool for finding food.
  • Front feet have four toes and claws while back feet have five toes to aid burrowing and digging.
  • Despite their armor, armadillos are susceptible to injuries from predators, vehicles and disease.
  • Diet varies depending on location but consists of insects, grubs, plants, eggs and small animals found near burrows.
  • Armadillos play an important ecological role as prey for larger predators and by distributing seeds through their diggings.

Here’s a BONUS Video of Our How To Draw an Armadillo Easy Drawing Lesson

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

How To Draw an Armadillo – Easy Step by Step Drawing Guide

The next 9 steps will show you step by step how to draw an Armadillo.

Step 1.  Draw the face and the nose of the armadillo

how to draw an armadillo

Step 2:  Draw the armadillo’s ear

how to draw an armadillo

Step 3:  Now you can draw the other ear

how to draw an armadillo

Step 4:  Draw the main body segment of the armadillo

how to draw an armadillo

Step 5:  Draw the middle body ridges and armor of the armadillo

how to draw an armadillo

Step 6:  Draw the back quarter of the body

how to draw an armadillo

Step 7:  Sketch the start of all four legs

how to draw an armadillo

Step 8: Draw the feet and add the tail

how to draw an armadillo

Step 9: Draw in the eye and add the final details to the tail

how to draw an armadillo

Well done! With the How To Draw an Armadillo drawing lesson complete, now you can color or shade in your croc drawing using the picture below as a reference. Enjoy!

how to draw an armadillo

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing an Armadillo!  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 an armadillo is with practice…practice…practice!

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

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