In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Otter in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of an Otter.
Before we begin the How To Draw an Otter drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about Otters you might find interesting, especially for kids.
- Otters will sometimes hold hands, or paws, while sleeping.
- Giant river otters can grow as long as 6 feet and weigh up to 75 pounds.
- Sea otters have the world’s thickest fur – up to 2.6 million hairs per square inch!
- Otters eat 25%-33% of their body weight EACH DAY.
- They will often take over the homes of other animals. That’s not very nice!
How To Draw an Otter – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide
Step 1: Begin by drawing the top of the head.
Step 2: Draw the top of the back and the rear end.
Step 3: Now you can draw the otter’s nose and chin.
Step 4: Draw the first two legs.
Step 5: Sketch the rest of the legs and feet.
Step 6: Draw in another leg, foot, and begin drawing the otter tail.
Step 6: Finish drawing the tail and make a short arc to create the underbelly.
Step 6: Draw in the face details and whiskers.
Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw an Otter, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your otter look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your otter drawing.
You did it! Congratulations on drawing an Otter! 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 Otter is with practice…practice…practice!
Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw the worlds largest bird….the Ostrich?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw an Ostrich