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How to Draw a Ferret

Easy, step by step Ferret drawing tutorial
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The ferret or fitchet is a mammal in the weasel family. It was domesticated from the European polecat, which is not a cat at all. Ferrets are kept as pets, but their wild relatives are hunted or bred for their soft fur.

Are you looking for ferret drawing ideas? These flexible and energetic animals can be loads of fun. They like to play on hammocks and slides. They even run on hamster wheels.

Did you know? The term "to ferret" something out is often used to mean "to discover hidden information." It comes from the ancient practice of "ferreting," in which a slender ferret was released into a rabbit burrow.

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Hunters waited with nets to capture the rabbits that the ferret chased from their burrows.

Do you need a furry friend to help you pass the time? Sketch yourself a funny cartoon ferret today.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Skunk, Porcupine, and Baby Bunny.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Ferret

Ferret drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Ferret Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the animal's eyes. Use curved lines to outline the round shapes. Within each eye, shade a large, dark circle. This is the pupil of the eye. Draw curved lines above the eyes to indicate the eyelid and eyebrows. Draw a curved line at the bottom corner of one eye to begin the ferret's nose.

Ferret drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Ferret Step 02

2. Outline the head. Use a long curved line for the top of the head, forehead, and side of the face. Then, use overlapping curved lines to draw the furry cheeks and jaws. In the middle of the face, draw an inverted triangle with rounded corners to form the nose. Below it, draw the "W" shaped mouth. Place curved lines at its corners, below it, and between the mouth and nose.

Ferret drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Ferret Step 03

3. Draw the animal's small ears. Use a curved line for each. Detail the inside of the near ear with curved lines. Then, draw the chest, using overlapping curved lines to give it a furry appearance.

Ferret drawing - step 4
How to Draw a Ferret Step 04

4. Draw the leg using two curved lines. Let them meet in an overlapping fashion, detailing the toes. Then, draw the back of the head, neck, and back. Use overlapping curved lines to achieve a furry appearance.

Ferret drawing - step 5
How to Draw a Ferret Step 05

5. Draw the remaining foreleg. Use two curved lines for the leg, and overlapping curved lines for the toes.

Ferret drawing - step 6
How to Draw a Ferret Step 06

6. Complete the back and rump using a long curved line. Then, Use a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the fluffy tail. Note the gentle point at the tip.

Ferret drawing - step 7
How to Draw a Ferret Step 07

7. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the belly, upper leg, lower leg, and toes.

Ferret drawing - step 8
How to Draw a Ferret Step 08

8. Give the top of the leg a furry texture using a series of curved lines. Then, outline the remaining leg, noting the overlapping lines that form the toes.

Ferret drawing - step 9
How to Draw a Ferret Step 09

9. Draw spots and markings on the ferret's fur. Draw a spot on the back, with lines crossing the shoulders and hips; a mask over the eyes; and a triangle on top of the head. Use a series of curved lines for each.

Complete Ferret drawing
How to Draw a Ferret Step 10

Color your cartoon ferret. Ferrets are often brown or grey with lighter or darker markings. Their relatives - the mink, ermine, and weasel - may be solid brown or white.

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