In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Doedicurus (Glyptodon) step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a Doedicurus (Glyptodon) step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a small circle near the lower, right side of the paper as a guide for the glyptodon doedicurus' head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a small lid, a coin or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: On the lower, right side of the head, draw a small, flat arc as a guide for the doedicurus' muzzle.
Step 3: Draw a sloping line across the entire head as a guide to help you place the doedicurus' facial features later.
Step 4: On top of the doedicurus' head, draw two small arcs as guides for the ears.
Step 5: Far from the left side of the head, make a small mark to determine the length of the carapace or shell. Now draw a horizontal line that connects the glyptodon's head to the small mark to create the bottom part of the shell. High above the horizontal line, make another small mark to determine the height of the shell. Connect the mark to the bottom shapes using curved lines to complete the guide for the shell.