How to Draw a Panda Face

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Learn how to draw a great looking Panda Face with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Panda Face.

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Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11
Complete Panda Face drawing

The giant panda is an iconic animal and a symbol of China. Celebrate this remarkable creature with this panda face drawing.

There are many panda characters in cartoons, books, and video games.

Well-known examples include Po from Kung Fu Panda, Johnny the panda cub from The Amazing Panda Adventure, and a brief appearance by an unnamed wild panda in Disney's Mulan.

Did you know? Despite the fact that many people call them "panda bears," giant pandas aren't considered bears. They may be more closely related to the raccoon than to bears.

Their closest known relative is the red panda.

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Here are some more amazing panda facts:

  • Pandas are mostly vegetarians. They feed primarily on bamboo, the world's largest type of grass.
  • Because bamboo is limited in nutrition, pandas spend most of their time eating!
  • Since pandas eat a lot, they also poo a lot - up to 100 times per day!
  • Pandas have the smallest newborn babies compared to their adult size.
  • Less than 1,900 pandas are thought to live in the wild.
  • Conservation efforts have increased their numbers, and their conservation status was upgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable." Still, pandas face the threat of habitat loss and resulting decreases in their bamboo food source.

Many zoos house pandas and hope to help increase their numbers by releasing young pandas back into the wild.

Until you get to see one in person, you can enjoy this panda cartoon!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Baby Elephant, Bamboo, and Baby Pig.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Panda Face

How to Draw a Great Looking Panda Face for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the panda face outline by drawing the eyes. Sketch each eye using two curved lines. The eyes should be round with slight points at the corners. Then, shade a large circle inside each eye to indicate the pupils.

Easy Panda Face Drawing - Step 2

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Outline the panda's irregularly shaped nose - a flattened oval with a point at the bottom. Detail the nostrils with curved lines.

Easy Panda Face Drawing - Step 3

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Sketch the mouth using a wide "W" shaped line. Connect it to the nose with a short line, and draw a curved line beneath it to indicate the chin.

Easy Panda Face Drawing - Step 4

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Outline the panda head using a series of curved lines of various lengths. Allow the lines to meet at gentle points to give the panda head a furry appearance.

Easy Panda Face Drawing - Step 5

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw two round, furry ears on the top of the head. Again, use a series of lines that meet at gentle points.

Easy Panda Face Drawing - Step 6

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Enclose the top of the head with a curved line. Detail the ears using "C" shaped lines and squiggly lines that suggest fur.

Easy Panda Face Drawing - Step 7

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Add more details to the head. Use a series of curved lines to sketch the iconic dark patches around the eyes.

Add More Details to Your Panda Face Picture - Step 8

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Continue drawing the black spots below the eyes. Again, use a series of lines, some disconnected and others meeting at gentle points.

Complete the Outline of Your Panda Face Drawing - Step 9

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your panda face outline by drawing the final facial markings. Again, use a series of lines, some disconnected and others meeting at gentle points to draw the spot below the eye. Use short lines to give a furry texture to the top of the nose.

Color Your Panda Face Drawing

Panda Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Color your cartoon panda head. These unique animals are white with black noses, eye patches, and ears.

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