Learn how to draw a great looking Hamster with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Hamster.
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Hamsters are small rodents often kept at pets. They are similar in appearance gerbils and the larger guinea pigs, which are also childhood pets.
They are well-known for running on hamster wheels and stuffing food into their bulging cheeks.
Did you know? There are 19 different species of hamsters. They are native to Europe and Asia.
Today's pet hamsters seem to be the descendants of a single pair of golden hamsters captured in Syria. Hamsters were successfully domesticated during the early 1900s.
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Animated hamsters often appear in children's film and television media. The anime series Hamtaro features the adventures of the title character and his friends as they protect each other and their owners.
In the Disney film Bolt, the title character is assisted by a hamster named Rhino who is afraid to leave his ball.
The guinea pigs of G Force encounter an antagonistic hamster. The "Hamster Dance" became one of the earliest internet memes when it surfaced in 1998.
Would you like to draw an adorable cartoon hamster? This easy, step-by-step cartoon pet drawing guide is here to show you how.
All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Guinea Pig, Otter, and Mouse.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Hamster
How to Draw a Great Looking Hamster for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will form the hamster's head.
Easy Hamster Drawing - Step 2
2. Erase a small portion of the circle. Draw the hamster's ears using curved lines that double back upon themselves. Detail the near ear with a curved line.
Easy Hamster Drawing - Step 3
3. Detail the hamster's face. Draw two ovals to form the eyes, shading all but a small circle within each. Shade thick curved lines above each eye to form the eyebrows. Draw an inverted triangle with rounded corners to form the nose. Draw a curved line across it to give the nose a three-dimensional appearance.
Easy Hamster Drawing - Step 4
4. Erase the side of the circle at the front of the face. Draw a long, curved line to outline the chubby cheek. Below the cheek, use curved lines to outline the arm, paw, and fingers.
Easy Hamster Drawing - Step 5
5. Use curved lines to outline the remaining arm, paw, and fingers.
Easy Hamster Drawing - Step 6
6. Erase the remaining side of the circle. Draw a long, curved line from below the ear to form the back of the head, neck, back, and haunches. Spiral the line to outline the bent leg.
Easy Hamster Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw to overlapping lines to complete the outline of the hamster, forming the belly and the remaining leg.
Add More Details to Your Hamster Picture - Step 8
8. Draw curved lines beneath the legs and double them back upon themselves to form the feet. Draw curved lines at the tips to differentiate the toes.
Complete the Outline of Your Hamster Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw curved lines to enclose spots around the eyes and on the rump. Draw an inverted, rounded triangle between the hands to enclose the shape of the open mouth. Enclose a curved shape within the mouth and a line down its center to indicate the large incisor teeth. Finally, draw a circle between the hands, partially hidden by the teeth, to indicate the food on which the hamster is snacking.
Color Your Hamster Drawing
Color your cartoon hamster. Hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs can be spotted, solid-colored, or striped. Common colors include white, cream, tan, brown, grey, and black.
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