Learn how to draw a great looking Cartoon Panda with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Cartoon Panda drawing.
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) lives in the remote mountain forests of China.
Panda are famous for their unique black and white coloration as well as their appetite for bamboo.
Would you like to draw your very own cartoon panda? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.
All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to have an eraser handy to correct any mistakes, and crayons, markers, or colored pencils to shade your finished drawing.
Each step of this simple drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration.
In each illustration, new lines added during that step are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black.
You may want to sketch lightly first, as you will need to erase some of your early lines as you go along.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Panda
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 1
Begin by drawing an oval.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 2
Draw a curved line extending from the top of the oval, passing outside the shape and across the bottom, and returning to the top.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 3
Enclose another circular shape beneath the first using a long, curved line.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 4
Draw ears by enclosing a half circle on each side of the head. Use one curved line for each ear.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 5
Erase the guide lines formed by the original oval.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 6
Draw a half circle within each ear, using a curved line.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 7
Draw an oval overlapping the lower circle.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 8
Draw another oval on the other side, creating a mirror image.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 9
Erase the guide lines from within the ovals.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 10
Draw two lines between the ovals, curving in opposite directions.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 11
Erase the guide lines from between the ovals.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 12
Draw a large oval in the middle of the figure.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 13
Draw an oval shape within each foot by enclosing the shape with a curved line.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 14
Draw a large oval and three smaller ovals in a paw print pattern within each foot.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 15
Draw the arms using a series of curved lines. For each arm, extend a curved line from the head and across the stomach, doubling back on itself. Use a short, curved line to draw the underside of the arm.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 16
Erase the guide lines from within the arms.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 17
Draw two large ovals across the face to form the eye spots. Draw the nose using an irregular oval. Draw a curved line beneath the nose, and connect it to the nose using another curved line.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 18
Draw three successively smaller circles within each other inside each eye spot. Shade the area around the smallest circle. Draw three ovals at the tip of each forepaw to indicate fingers or claws.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 19
Draw a stick of bamboo in the panda's paw. The bamboo consists of a series of narrow, rectangular shapes with rounded corners.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 20
Erase the guide line from within the bamboo.
Cartoon Panda Drawing - Step 21
Color the panda. Giant pandas typically have white faces and bellies, with black eye spots, ears, and paws.
For more great Cartoons drawing tutorials, see the 51 Easy Cartoons Art Projects for Kids post.
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