In this drawing guide, we will show you how to draw an otter. This is a very cute and funny animal that swims well and moves very quickly on land. You have probably noticed this little dexterous predator if you have visited forests or lakes.
How to Draw an Otter
Step 1 – Sketch the Basics
Firstly, draw three rounded shapes. The largest figure is located at the back. It looks like an upside-down snowman, in fact. Don’t try to draw perfectly flat and symmetrical shapes.
Step 2 – Sketch the Limbs and Spine
Secondly, create a posture for your otter. To do this, draw a line from the head, past the chest to the pelvis, and then turn it into a tail. Four small lines protrude from the chest and pelvis, becoming limbs.
Step 3 – Draw the Front of the Muzzle
Draw the muzzle on the left side of the head. At the moment, it may seem to you that the image is a rat, however, no, it is still an otter. Show with a dash where the otter’s mouth is.
Step 4 – Draw the Eyes and Nose of the Otter
Start detailing the head. Draw the outlines of the ear, which look like two semicircles of different sizes. After that sketch out the nose and mouth using small ovals.
Step 5 – Draw the Front Legs of the Otter
Draw the outlines of the otter’s short, strong front legs. Draw a gradual taper downward. Use the lines from the second step as a guide.
Step 6 – Draw the Toes of the Front Legs
So, add four toes to the front legs, and finish off with sharp claws. By the way, otter claws are quite large and dangerous – sharpen them properly.
Step 7 – Draw the Hind Leg
Draw even larger and more massive hind legs. These limbs are as wide as possible in the area of connection with the body of our animal.
Step 8 – Draw the Toes of the Hind Legs
We are approaching the end of this guide on how to draw an otter. So, sketch out the outlines of the long, elongated hind paws with pointed claws.
Step 9 – Erase the Guidelines
At this step, you need to delete all auxiliary lines from your otter sketch and leave the only final contrast outlines of the art without unnecessary guidelines.
Step 10 – Color the Otter Drawing
Use brown as your base color. A darker shade of this color is a great choice for painting small shadows. A white highlight inside the eye contour will make your drawing look more vivid and realistic.
Great job, this is a real otter. Your result is quite worthy to be in the gallery of vivid drawings. Take a closer look at the otter and tell me what your animal looks like – an otter or a ferret? In any case, we praise you for the result. Write us if you have great ideas for future drawings!