Drawing a Sleeping Sloth

Artist: Dawn / October 11, 2020

Step 1.

First, like always, start by sketching the guidelines shown VERY lightly on your paper.

Step 2.

Then, we'll go ahead and draw the shape of the sloth's face.

Step 3.

Next, let's work on the sloth's arm shape as well as his excessively long talons.

Step 4.

Then, let's proceed on and draw the rump and back as well as the leg and the talons for that leg. Quickly use swift strokes to add some fluffy fur to the edges of the limbs where they connect to the body.

Step 5.

Let's next work on the facial features for this cute coffee sloth and use some thin lines for the fur's definition. We have to make this sloth look like he just got out of bed, haha.

Step 6.

Then, go ahead and complete this step by drawing the remaining facial features of our cutie!

Step 7.

Next, time to work on the shape of the coffee cup! Make sure the cup is significantly bigger than the sloth!

Step 8.

Next, work on the handle for the cup.

Step 9.

Lastly, work on the font for the word 'sloffee'. You can just skip this step if you want your cup to be bare or have your own unique design on it.

Step 10.

Erase your prior guidelines after you've traced over your subject's lines with a permanent ink such as a pen or sharpie. Thanks for joining me on this one, pals! Lemme know what else you'd like to see in the future!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: October 11, 2020
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Tags: how to draw sloths, how to draw sleeping animals
Description: Hello once again, folks! Are you guys ready for another wicked awesome lesson on something unique to draw? I love sloths and this particular artwork was a commission from a customer on Facebook who wanted a sloth sleeping in a coffee cup to emphasize laziness and how coffee usually gives you more energy so you become 'unlazy', haha. I had so much fun working on this artwork and I'm pretty sure all of you artists who fancy sloths will enjoy this tutorial as well. Please let me know in the comments below as to what you think of this tut! Good luck and take care, guys!