How to Draw a Sea Otter

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

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Sea Otter.

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How to Draw a Sea Otter - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step in drawing you Sea Otter is the head. To create the head, draw a curved line with two bumps on the bottom.

Step 2: Next you will need to draw the face. For its eye, draw an oval in the right bump along with a semi circle for an ear. In the other bump draw a circle to represent the nose.

Step 3: To draw the Otters body, you will need to draw a straight line coming out from the head and slightly curving at the back and a short straight line coming down from the head.

Step 4: Next draw the front leg, by drawing two lines coming out from the body with four long bumps for the toes.

Step 5: You will now draw the other front leg in the same as first, making it shorter and drawing it behind the first.

Step 6: The next part to draw is the abdomen and the hind leg. To draw the abdomen, draw a straight line from the front leg to where the hind leg will be. For the hind leg draw a curved line for the front and straight line in the back. Than add a foot with four long bumps for toes.

Step 7: To create the back hind leg, draw a set of toes behind the front hind leg.

Step 8: The last step is to draw the tail creating two straight lines that come together at a point. Your Sea Otter is now complete.

Interesting Facts about the SEA OTTER

The Sea Otter is a member of the mammal family and the scientific term for them is Enhydra lutris. Another name for this creature is Sea Beaver. They’re one of the smallest marine mammals, and have no blubber, but possess fur more dense than any other animal.

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1751.
  • This species is the 1st heaviest weasel in the world.
  • They grow to over 100 pounds in weight.
  • The lung capacity is about 2.5 times greater than most land animals of a similar size.
  • They can swim to almost 6 miles per hour.
  • The animal has almost 1 million hair strands per square inch.
  • They can grow up to almost 5 feet long.
  • This species must eat up to 38 percent of its body mass in food daily.

This species lives mostly and sometimes exclusively in water, at the northern and eastern coastal areas of the North Pacific Ocean. Unlike other weasels, they do not burrow underground or use scent glands. They eat sea urchins, mollusks, crustaceans, and fish by diving underwater for hunting. Since there are so few of these creatures, they’re endangered to become extinct.

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