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How to Draw a Lemur

Easy, step by step Lemur drawing tutorial
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You can learn how to draw a lemur quickly and easily. Check out this amazing, easy step-by-step cartoon animal drawing tutorial!

What is a lemur? Lemurs are primates, but they are not monkeys. Most lemurs live on the large island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa.

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Some have unique and even bizarre adaptations that help them survive in diverse habitats. You may have seen lemurs on television shows such as Zoboomafoo, in which the title character is a type of lemur known as a Coquerel's sifaka.

Our drawing guide features a specific type of lemur - the ring-tailed lemur. This type of lemur has a striped tail like a raccoon or a red panda.

Many zoos and wildlife parks have ring-tailed lemurs on display. Some even allow visitors to feed the animals fruit or cookies.

Perhaps the most famous ring-tailed lemur is King Julian from the animated film Madagascar. King Julian likes to "move it, move it." You can get your hands moving as you learn how to draw a cute cartoon lemur!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Badger, Ferret, and Groundhog.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Lemur

Lemur drawing - step 1
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Use curved lines to sketch the rounded square eyes. Then, shade a large circle inside each to form the pupils. Use a series of curved lines to draw a rounded, concave triangle shape below the eyes. That is the lemur’s snout.

Shade an irregular rounded shape in the middle of the snout to form the nose. Connect the nose to the bottom of the snout with a straight line.

Lemur drawing - step 2
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Sketch the lemur’s furry head and ears. Use a series of short curved lines. Notice how the lines overlap at the base of the triangular ears, and how the lines meet at jagged points at the tips of the ears and the sides of the face. This gives the impression of fur.

Lemur drawing - step 3
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Detail the face with zigzag lines and lines that meet at jagged points. Use these lines to outline the ears, the brow, and the eyespots. Then, begin the torso with a curved line.

Lemur drawing - step 4
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw the lemur’s arm and hand-like paw. Use a series of curved lines, noting the overlap of the fingers and at the elbow, as well as the furry tuft.

Lemur drawing - step 5
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Draw the remaining foreleg. Use pairs of lines for the arm itself, and overlapping “U” shaped lines for the fingers.

Lemur drawing - step 6
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw long curved lines to outline the back, stomach, and front of the rear leg. Detail the back of the leg with a furry texture, using short curved lines that overlap and meet at jagged points.

Lemur drawing - step 7
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Complete the rear leg, using curved lines for the back of the leg and overlapping lines for the toes. Then, begin sketching the final leg.

Lemur drawing - step 8
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Complete the paw, drawing the overlapping curved lines of the toe. Then, extend a long “S” shaped line to begin sketching the animal’s tail.

Lemur drawing - step 9
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Enclose the tail, drawing another long curved line parallel to the first. Then, band the tail with curved lines to form the stripes that give the ring-tailed lemur its name.

Complete Lemur drawing
lemur step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon lemur. Ring-tailed lemurs are typically grey with lighter underbellies and dark stripes on the tail.

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The Complete Lemur Drawing Tutorial in One Image

How to draw: Lemur - all drawing steps
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