How to Draw a Realistic Koala

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Koala in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Realistic Koala - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First draw the branch of the tree. Draw two parallel diagonal lines for this. Then draw a circle for the head but with two curves on top for the ears. Add detail to the inside of the ears too.

Step 2: Next we can add features to the face. Draw two dots for eyes, a circle for the nose and some fur around the neck. 

Step 3: Now draw the arm behind the tree branch, by drawing a sausage shape with fingers on the end. 

Step 4: Draw the other front arm in the same way in front of the branch.

Step 5: Now you can continue the branch down a bit longer, and draw a circle behind it for the rear leg. 

Step 6: Draw an oval in front of the branch for the other hind leg. 

Step 7: Next draw a line from the head to the rear leg to make the back.

Step 8: Finally add the nails and some fur details.

Step 9: You've finished your koala- colour it in grey if you want to!

How to Draw a Realistic Koala - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Koala – Step-by-Step Tutorial