Step 6: Add the guide for the lower half of the quokka's body by first making a mark far down below the big circle. Connect the small mark to the sides of the circle using long, curved lines to form a big arc. The left side should be longer than the right side, and the bottom edge should be a bit flat.
Step 7: Inside the big circle, near the right side, draw two small lines that look similar to the letter V as guides for the arms. Pay attention to how the lines curve and slope. Under the body, draw two long, horizontal lines as guide for the quokka's feet. The lines should bend a bit at the top. Draw another horizontal line on the left side as a guide for the tail.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.
Step 8: Inside the head, lightly sketch two small circles for the quokka's eyes. Use the initial lines as guides for placement. When you get the size and position right, darken the shapes. The eye on the left should be a bit thinner and smaller than the eye on the right because of the way the head is turned. Draw a couple of curved lines around the eyes for the eyelids. Add a few short strokes above the eyes for a bit of fur.
Inside each eye, off to the side, draw a tiny circle for highlights. In the middle of each eye, draw a bigger circle and shade it in for the pupils. Shade the rest of the eyes but don't overlap the tiny highlight circles. As you shade, use a value that's lighter than the pupils. To give the quokka's eyeballs a more rounded feel, use a dark value at the top and a light value at the bottom.
Step 9: Inside the muzzle, lightly sketch a small circle for the nose. Quokkas have pretty big noses, so don't make the shape too small. Draw it close to the right side of the muzzle. When you get the size and position of the nose right, darken the shape. As you darken the sides of the nose, curve the lines inward to create the nostrils. Make the bottom part of the nose pointy and draw a short line in the middle of it. Add a few short strokes above the nose for fur.