How to Draw a Koala with a Pen and a Pencil Step by Step
In this step-by-step photo tutorial for beginners, you’ll learn how to draw on paper a koala sitting on а branch using simple pencils and a black pen. To attend the lesson you need to have a soft pencil, a solid pencil and a black pen . A lesson consists of 5 illustrated steps.
Step 1. First sketch a koala with the solid pencil.
Step 2. Use your black pen to shade the eyes, nose, hair and branch. Leave some space in his eyes,to draw glare. Fur is drawn with short strokes. Some strokes may cross each other, but mostly they should go in the same direction.
Step 3. Shade the Koala with your soft pencil as shown in the figure. Pay attention to the direction of the strokes. Make short strokes.
Step 4. Use the solid pencil to shade the Koala, and then blend it well with a piece of paper. After that shade the drawing following the contour. Do not press too hard on the pencil since a bright outline makes the drawing look flat and unrealistic. Pay attention to the transitions between the light and shadow.
Step 5. Change to the soft pencil to shade the branch. Note that the koala is obstructing the light that falls on the branch making it look a bit darker. To create a smooth color gradation, blend the branch with a piece of paper.
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Draw the head and ears.
Then the eyes and nose.
Shade the upper part of the eye and hatch the nose.
Draw the torso.
Now the tree branch the Koala sits on.
Use the dash lines technique to enhance the outline and then draw the front paw.
The rear paw now.
Draw twigs and leaves of the tree, add a visible part of the second front and second back paws.
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