In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Aardvark in 10 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Aardvark.
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How to Draw an Aardvark - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Let's draw an Aardvark! To start, draw a funnel shape with a round end and add a small line to curve off the end. Add two teardrops colored black for the he nostrils.
Step 2: Now continue the nose up on the left with a curved line. Also, add small almond shape and a circle on top of that for the eye.
Step 3: Draw the first ear by drawing two ovals on top of the head.
Step 4: Draw the second ear
Step 5: Draw the back by adding a lone curved line on the left of head.
Step 6: Now draw the first front leg, which should be a bit longhand ending in a hoof. The nails on the toes are large and strong and shaped like mini-shovels to let the Aardvark dig better!
Step 7: Add the second front leg to match the first.
Step 8: Add the belly with a curved line and the hind leg by making two lines straight down. Curve the bottom to make the hoof shape and more nails for the feet.
Step 9: Draw the final front leg just behind the first one you drew earlier.
Step 10: Now add the long tail behind the Aardvark by bringing two curved lines down that meet at a round point.
Interesting Facts about the Aardvark
The Aardvark is a nocturnal animal that is natural to Africa. Maybe you have heard of this animal before as an “African antbear” or an “anteater”, which are two other names that it is often called. The scientific name of the aardvark is translated from Greek to mean “digging foot” which suits it well since these animals are often burrowing.
Did you know?
- The back legs of the aardvark are longer than its front legs and has 5 toes while the front foot only has four toes
- The nails on the toes are large and strong and almost shaped like mini shovels to make digging easier!
- These animals are normally around 60 to 80 kilograms in weight and between 105 and 130 cm in length
- Aardvarks are pale yellowish gray with reddish brown areas that are stained from soil
- The aardvark has very strange teeth: they have no enamel and each tooth is actually just a cluster of small, thin, parallel tubes.
- The amount of tubes that make up each tooth varies on the size of the tooth but can be up to 1500
- Chewing food isn’t important to these creatures because their stomach is able to grind up any food that they eat for them