Learn how to draw a great looking Badger with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Badger.
Badgers are small mammals that live in North America, Europe, and Asia. They dig burrows and are recognized by their distinctive striped markings.
They are in the same family as weasels, ferrets, wolverines, and skunks.
Many folktales and legends have been linked to the badger because "their nocturnal habits have given them an air of mystery."
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In China and Japan, they were thought to be shape-shifters. They were depicted in medieval heraldry and are commonly used as mascots today.
There have also been a number of well-known badgers in fiction, from books to cartoons.
These include Beatrix Potter's Tommy Brock and various characters from the Redwall series, The Wind in the Willows, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Incident at Hawk's Hill, Rupert Bear and The Animals of Farthing Woods.
These characters often display real-life badger qualities such as reclusiveness and ferocity in protecting themselves or their friends.
Will your badger see its shadow? Start drawing to find out!
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Badger
How to Draw a Great Looking Badger for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing an adorable face. Shade a small oval within a larger oval to form each eye. Contour the eyes with curved lines at the top and bottom.
Then use a series of overlapping curved lines to trace the snout. Enclose a round shape at the tip of the snout to indicate the nose.
Easy Badger Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a long curved line to form the round top of the head. Then, draw a series of short curved lines to form tufts of fur on the cheeks, and connect them to the snout.
Shade a teardrop shape above each eye to indicate the eyebrows.
Easy Badger Drawing - Step 3
3. Use two "C" shaped lines to enclose each ear. Then, begin sketching the shoulders and foreleg. Use a series of curved lines to give it a furry appearance.
Easy Badger Drawing - Step 4
4. Use overlapping curved lines, some of which meet at points, to complete the foreleg and draw the animal's chest.
Enclose a curved triangle at the tip of each toe to form the claws, which are used for digging.
Easy Badger Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw the remaining foreleg using curved lines. Again, draw a curved triangle at the tip of each toe.
Easy Badger Drawing - Step 6
6. Use curved lines to draw the tuft of fur at the elbow, the belly, the hip, and the first of the rear legs. Enclose a curved triangular claw at the tip of each toe.
Easy Badger Drawing - Step 7
7. Complete the online of the badger. Use long and short curved lines to trace the back, the fluffy tail, and the side of the rear leg.
Notice how the lines connect at jagged points to give the badger a furry appearance.
Add More Details to Your Badger Picture - Step 8
8. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the final rear leg. Don't forget to add the triangular claws. Then, detail the leg and side with a furry texture using curved lines.
Complete the Outline of Your Badger Drawing - Step 9
9. Use a series of curved lines to draw an inverted triangle crossing over each eye. Notice how the lines meet at jagged points to give the texture of fur.
These are the badger's iconic stripes. Draw a similar jagged line across the front leg.
Color Your Badger Drawing
Color your smiling cartoon badger. Most badgers are marked with shades of black, white, and grey.
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