How to Draw a Rat for Kids

Artist: Dawn / July 21, 2011

Step 1.

To begin things simple and short, start off with two medium sized circles to proportion the essentials of the rat. Trace over a circular object to get a perfect circle. Draw your guides LIGHTLY!

Step 2.

Next, work on the head frame and the snout for this character, taking your time to ensure accuracy. If something doesn't look right, redraw to make it perfected!

Step 3.

Then, we'll start working on the facials as well as the protruding whiskers. You can add more if you like, but to keep things simple, start with three!

Step 4.

Finish off the head by working on the ears. I added a chipped piece in there for a more, violent and ratty look. You can draw over it if you prefer though :)

Step 5.

Sketch out the forelegs, having three fingers for each hand. Keep things simple, remember!

Step 6.

Complete the abdomen by fleshing out the backlegs and three toes for the feet. Keep the body of this rat nice and rounded, to emphasize the diet of this creature (eats trash, rotted food, etc).

Step 7.

Lastly, complete the rat by adding the tail and a few simple, thin lines for each section. Rats have an appearance on their tails that look sectioned. To make things easier, you can section it off by using only four or five lines!

Step 8.

With essential tweaks, you should have something similar to this. Ink over your drawing with permanent marker or very dark valued graphite pencils. I hope you've enjoyed this lesson, thanks for viewing!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: July 21, 2011
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Description: Hey guys, I guess you all love the lessons I uploaded today. I thought I would stop by one more time to submit one more tutorial that I actually forgot about. It’s on how to draw a rat for kids, step by step. Believe it or not, but this was a requested animal, and even though the drawing is for kids, the rat still holds its ugly appearance. I can’t stand rats even pet ones. I think they are gross animals, and I think one of the reasons why they skive me out so much is because of their feet, teeth, and long naked tails. The concept of the rat for kids is pretty simple, and for those of you that have pet rodents as pets, this would make a great lesson to tackle because you can turn this rat into your pet rat just by coloring it in the same as your own. You can also choose to turn the frown or unpleasant expression on this rat’s face, to a friendly loving face that even looks cuddly. Anyways, have fun drawing a rat for kids, and be sure to rate, comment, and fav you love it. Peace out people and have fun!