How to Draw Rodents: 12 Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorials

Some people think they're creepy. Others think they're cute. Whatever you think, you can find a whole nest of easy, step-by-step rodent drawing tutorials.

When you think of rodents, what do you think of? Mice, rats, and squirrels, perhaps? These are common rodents no matter where you live in the world. But there are lots of other furry, toothy, scurrying rodents, too.

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For example, our list below contains some of the largest rodents in the world. Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents that have flat tails for swimming.

Groundhogs live in holes in the ground, and porcupines climb trees. They're best known for their coat of sharp, defensive spines. All of these rodents are about the size of a medium-sized dog.

Then there are the rodents that people keep as pets. Mice and rats fall into this category, but there are also adorable guinea pigs and hamsters.


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And when it comes to squirrels, don't forget about their smaller, cuter counterparts - the chipmunks.

As you draw these animals, you will notice that they all have similar body types. They are compact and four-footed. Most have long tails, though the type differs - furry, scaly and hairless, or flat and paddle-like.

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Rodents also have long noses with large, rectangular incisors or front teeth in common.

12 Easy Rodents Drawing Ideas

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