In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Dwarf Hamster 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.
To draw this Dwarf Hamster 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 circle near the left side of the paper as a guide for the dwarf hamster's head. To draw the circle, make four marks to determine the height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a lid. 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: Draw a horizontal line across the head as a guide to help you place the hamster's facial features later on. On the top, left side, draw a smaller, curved, vertical line for another construction guide.
Step 3: On the left side of the head, below the horizontal line, draw a small circle as a guide for the muzzle. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the dwarf hamster's head. The left side of the circle should stick out of the head.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw two small arcs as guides for the hamster's ears. Don't make the arcs too big. The arc on the left should be a bit smaller.
Step 5: To the right of the head, draw another circle as a guide for the back portion of the body. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. Pay attention to how big this circle is in relation to the head. Don't place this circle too far away from the dwarf hamster's body, otherwise the body will be too long. The top edge of this circle should be level with the head, but the bottom edge should be lower than the head.