Draw a great looking Coyote with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions and video tutorial. Great for kids and beginner artists!
The coyote, also known as the prairie or brush wolf, is a member of the dog family native to North and Central America. Coyotes resemble wolves but are smaller in size.
Coyotes are known for cunning and swiftness. They may live alone or hunt in packs of up to dozens of individuals. Coyotes eat fruit and berries when food is scarce.
In Native American mythology, Coyote was both a creator and trickster. It gave humans fire, daylight, and the arts.
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Coyotes appear in popular culture less often than wolves and other canines. Perhaps the most well-known example is the Looney Tunes' Wile E. Coyote. A number of Wile E.'s relatives and pupils also made appearances, including Cage E. Coyote, Calamity Coyote, the Coyote Kid, and Tech E. Coyote. Other examples include Antoine D'Coolette from Sonic the Hedgehog, Bent-Tail the Coyote and Bent-Tail Junior from several older Disney shorts, and Dag the Coyote from Barnyard.
Would you like to draw a cute cartoon coyote? This easy, step-by-step cartoon animal drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Coyote
1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will help you shape the coyote's head.
2. Erase the top of the circle. In the space created, draw the erect ears using several overlapping curved lines. Outline the side of the far ear using a backward "L" shaped line. Then, detail the inside of both ears using wavy, curved lines.
3. Erase one side of the circle. In the space created, use a long, curved line that doubles back upon itself to form the snout. Draw a curved line across the snout to separate the upper and lower jaw. At the tip of the snout, draw a circle to indicate the nose. Draw a curved line across the top of the circle and shade beneath it. Use two curved lines to outline each eye. Draw several successively smaller circles within each eye, and shade between the two smallest to indicate the pupil.
4. Erase the remaining side of the circle. In its place, draw curved lines descending from the ears and jaw to form the coyote's neck. At the base of the head, draw a series of short, curved lines that meet at points to indicate the presence of fur.
5. Draw a curved line overlapping the side of the neck to indicate the chest. Then draw a pair of curved lines to form the leg. Enclose the bottom of the leg with overlapping "U" shaped lines that form the paw and toes.
6. Draw curved lines to extend the chest and form the shoulder and belly. Then, use a pair of curved lines to form the raised foreleg. Where the leg joins the belly, draw several short, curved lines that meet at jagged points to form the fur. Enclose the paw using overlapping "U" shaped lines.
7. Extend a pair of long, curved lines to form the rear leg. Enclose the paw at the bottom using overlapping "U" shaped lines.
8. Use a pair of long, curved lines to draw the remaining rear leg. Draw overlapping "U" shaped lines to enclose the paw and toes at the bottom.
9. Use a long, curved line to draw the back and bottom of the tail. Use curved lines that meet at points to draw the bushy tail.
Color your coyote. Coyotes generally range in color from grey to brown. Some are reddish. Then, check out our other cartoon animal drawing guides.
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